It’s February, where are your New Year’s Resolutions?

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    In February, most people give up on the resolutions they made at the beginning of the year for a variety of reasons.

    Unrealistic goals
    One of the primary reasons people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions is because they set unrealistic goals for themselves that are difficult to achieve. One could, for instance, set a goal to shed fifty pounds in one calendar month, complete a marathon in twenty days, or save a significant amount of money in a relatively short period of time. People give up because they set goals that are impossible to achieve, which causes them to feel frustrated and discouraged and ultimately causes them to give up.

    Lack of motivation
    Keeping one’s motivation up throughout the year is essential for successfully keeping a New Year’s resolution. People frequently begin the year with great expectations and a great deal of enthusiasm, but as the year progresses, it can be challenging to maintain that level of motivation in oneself. It is important to find ways to stay motivated and inspired in order to prevent this from happening. Some ways to do this include tracking progress, celebrating milestones, and finding a community that is supportive.

    No Concrete Plan
    People fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions for a number of reasons, one of which is because they do not have a specific plan in place to guide them toward the accomplishment of their objectives. It is simple to become disheartened and lose track of the ultimate objective when there is no concrete plan to follow. It is important to create a step-by-step plan that outlines what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. Additionally, it is important to break down larger goals into smaller tasks that are more manageable.

    Life gets in the way
    The unpredictability of life, along with the fact that other commitments and activities may at times take precedence, can make it challenging to find the time and energy necessary to keep a New Year’s resolution. To prevent this from happening, it is essential to place a high priority on the resolution, to incorporate it into one’s daily routine, and to be adaptable and willing to make changes to the plan if they become necessary.

    Lack of accountability
    Last but not least, the lack of accountability that many people have for themselves causes them to abandon their New Year’s resolutions. It is much simpler for people to give up on their resolutions when they do not have anyone to keep them accountable for their actions. To avoid this, it is helpful to find a supportive friend, family member, or mentor who can provide encouragement and hold you accountable, or to join a group or online community that is working towards similar goals. You could also find a supportive friend, family member, or mentor who can encourage you and hold you accountable for your actions. This is an additional option. 

    In conclusion, in order to keep a New Year’s resolution, one must first establish attainable goals, then devise a specific plan, and finally look for ways to maintain motivation and hold oneself accountable. It is possible to successfully achieve one’s New Year’s resolutions and make positive changes in one’s life if one pays careful attention to the aforementioned considerations.

    Comparing Professional Goals to New Year’s Resolutions

    It can be helpful to compare professional objectives to New Year’s resolutions because the two types of goals face many of the same obstacles and temptations. In the same way that personal resolutions can be derailed by unrealistic expectations and a lack of motivation, business goals can be derailed by poor planning, competing priorities, and an absence of accountability.

    The fact that business goals are typically more involved and call for a commitment that spans a longer period of time is one of the most significant distinctions between those and New Year’s resolutions. Developing a new product, expanding into a new market, or improving operational efficiency could be examples of business goals, and the time it takes to accomplish these objectives could range from a few months to several years.

    It is essential to ensure success by establishing goals that are both attainable and realistic, developing a comprehensive strategy for how to achieve those goals, and locating methods by which to remain motivated and accountable. It is also very important to keep in mind that there are 12 months in a year, and not just January. It is essential to maintain focus and dedication to business goals throughout the entirety of the year, as it is with personal resolutions, and to adjust the plan as required to ensure that the goals are achieved successfully.

    Organizations can set themselves up for success and achieve their goals over the long term if they treat their organizational objectives with the same level of commitment and care as they would their own personal resolutions.


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    Martin Rowinski, Boardsi CEO
    Martin Rowinski, Boardsi CEO
    Martin Rowinski is a global technology pioneer, executive recruitment expert, and international speaker with 25 years of c-level experience. He is the co-founder and CEO of Boardsi, a SAAS-based executive recruitment firm. Rowinski created and spearheaded their proprietary software that allows companies to effortlessly search for the most qualified Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors from a pool of thousands of top executives across the U.S. and internationally. This software also allows executives to find board positions in highly sought-after companies in a simple, easy, and streamlined process. Boardsi specializes in helping companies build executive boards quicker, easier, and more efficiently in order to achieve exponential growth. Boardsi has also been an industry leader in curating a national private network for c-level executives. Rowinski is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, The Corporate Matchmaker, and has been featured on Forbes, Entrepreneur, FastCompany, NASDAQ, Bloomberg, CEO Today and The Marquis Who's Who (2022 - 2023).