In a survey released last month by the American Psychological Association, willpower was the top reason people cited for failing to make positive changes.
Sue Shellenbarger, writing in WSJ Careers, reports that the reason most of us fail in our New Year’s resolutions is because we rely solely on willpower – but willpower isn’t enough to sustain the change we want to make.
If you want to be able to stick to your resolution, you need a well-defined plan and reachable goals.
The good news is you can stop blaming yourself for having weak resolve.
The bad news is that if you want to really achieve your resolutions, you need to create a plan with built-in rewards.
Here’s a link to the full article.