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January 10, 2014

Don’t Quit on Those New Year’s Resolutions!

It seems that many people have stopped bothering with New Year’s resolutions anymore. They claim they always just end up breaking them. Research indicates that 46 percent of those who do make New Year’s resolutions end up breaking them six months into the year. This probably explains the lack of enthusiasm for making resolutions. People don’t like to experience failure. 

However, setting goals is important to self-improvement. The Brewer-Lloyd Insurance group suggests borrowing the SMART goal technique introduced to businesses in 1981 by George T. Doran in Management Review Magazine. SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic and Timebound. This technique is great for sticking to your goals.

Take losing weight, for example. Don’t just resolve to lose weight in the new year. Set a specific number of pounds to lose. Make it a realistic number, one that is attainable. Set a goal of a number of pounds to be lost within a certain time frame. Now your goal is timebound. 

The losing weight example can be used for any goal that you set for health, finances and relationships. Don’t just go with the obvious goals either. Consider other aspects of life. For example, resolve to make yourself and your family more secure with things like better insurance coverage for your home and automobile. This year, contact the Brewer Lloyd Insurance Group and resolve to have more peace of mind.