Why New Year’s resolutions don’t work – level 3
Professor Scot Lear points out that around 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail.
He attributes this to the prevalence of vague goals like exercising more or eating better. To address this, he introduces the SMART acronym, emphasizing goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. SMART goals are clear and achievable, like exercising three times a week for 30 minutes for three months. He emphasizes that setbacks are natural but encourages focusing on progress and learning. Self-compassion is essential, too, since progress isn’t always linear.
In conclusion, Lear suggests being kinder to oneself, understanding that mistakes happen, and the key is to keep trying.
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What is Professor Scot Lear's suggestion for achieving successful resolutions and how does he encourage individuals to approach setbacks?
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