171. Resolutions vs. Habits | Why ONE is Better Than the Other

The ONE Thing

07-01-2019 • 31 mins

Half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year – but how many succeed?

According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only EIGHT PERCENT of people who set resolutions will actually succeed in implementing them.

Today, we want to share why we believe that so many people fail – and the ONE thing you can do to be successful in making the changes you want to make this year.

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [2:45] Why most people aren’t successful in implementing their resolutions.
  • [5:40] Why does it matter if you get in better shape, get more organized, or spend less (three of the most common resolutions)?
  • [6:30] How to get clear on the WHY and PURPOSE behind your goals.
  • [11:30] Why your time blocking needs to reflect your priorities.
  • [13:30] What motivates people.
  • [18:00] What you can do to turn a resolution into a habit.
  • [22:45] ONE tip for becoming part of the 8% who succeed.

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

So, where do you get started?

Like anything with The ONE Thing, we encourage you to think big and then go small. So instead of thinking about everything we talked about in this episode, we encourage you to focus on just the ONE thing you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary.

Keep asking the clarifying question until you find a specific, measurable activity – then go on a 66-day challenge, put that activity in your calendar, and make that activity a habit.

Links & Tools From This Episode


Mentioned in this episode:

Uplift Desk

Go to UPLIFTDesk.com and use code ONE for 5% off your order. That's UPLIFTDesk.com to get 5% off your entire order with promo code ONE.

Uplift Desk

Masterclass - Read 1

This holiday season, Give One Annual Membership and Get One Free at masterclass.com/ONE. Right now you can get Two Memberships for the Price of One at masterclass.com/ONE. masterclass.com/ONE. Offer terms apply.