Making New Year’s Desires Irresistible via Thinking Magically™

Scott Grossberg shares with us, “A Secret Formula for Making New Year’s Desires Irresistible.” Over at Thinking Magically™, he writes:

Throughout 2007, Richard Wiseman (Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire) and his team tracked over 3,000 people’s New Year’s Eve resolutions. While the majority of those canvassed were convinced in the beginning that they would be successful, the study showed that only 12% actually achieved their goal during the following year.

What can a person do about this? Well, Scott has some practical advice in this area, which is concise and to-the-point. If you like to make resolutions for the new year, I recommend reading what Scott has to say about how to be successful at making and meeting these goals.

I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions for myself. I always felt it seemed that changes should be made when I am ready to make them, not because it happens to be the start of a new year according to our calendar and it’s “the thing to do.” But I certainly respect those who do like to make resolutions at this time — especially if they can keep them!

Coincidentally I am working on my eating habits, which always get worse during the holiday season. But that’s more because the holidays are over, which just happens to be at the start of the year. I made sure to NOT buy any goodies when grocery shopping yesterday; and I bought a lot of fresh veggies for healthy snacks. Go me!

Another of Scott’s articles that you may enjoy — perhaps you’d find this technique empowering in helping you meet some resolution-related goals — is called iPad Incantations. Check it out!

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Are there any you’d like to share with us? Let me know in the comments!