Out With New Year's Resolutions In With Happiness

December 31, 2014 12:16 AM

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A new year is approaching, and it's time to make those resolutions! Of course, for most of us, those New Year's resolutions don't make it past the first new month. According to University of Scranton research, just 8 percent of us actually achieve those resolutions -- even though 40 percent of Americans make them. Do a quick Google search, and you can find all kinds of articles articulating why this happens. We don't make smart goals, we don't have intrinsic motivation, we need vision boards, etc.

I'm here to say, out with the resolutions! It's not that we need all of that extraneous work to meet them, it's that we're focusing on negatives -- what's wrong with us that we need to fix -- and we're putting too many constraints on ourselves for most of us to realistically reach those goals.

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