Ironically, this is one of the top reasons why less than 10 percent of people achieve their New Year Resolutions; they simply don't plan out how they will succeed. Buy a planner, use sticky notes, make lists—whatever works for you. In a Harvard University article on setting goals and classroom achievement, researchers cite early success opportunities with “future performances and self-efficacy by increasing their sense of competence.” In other words, providing students with tasks that they can achieve early on, increases the likelihood of them achieving more challenging concepts later on.The same holds true when it comes to achieving a significant goal.wo former contestants from NBC's The Biggest Loser have admitted their drastic weight loss was only short-lived, and that 'just about everyone' they know from previous seasons have since piled the pounds back on.Suzanne Mendonca, a 36-year-old New York-based police officer who lost 90lbs when she appeared on season two in 2005, told The New York Post: 'NBC never does a reunion. Because we’re all fat again.'Ms Mendonca, along with 44-year-old Rulon Garner - a former wrestler who walked off the show during season 11 having lost 173lbs - also both echoed recent allegations from other contestants over NBC's 'abusive' treatment of its participants.Start with attainable goals and gradually work your way to the more challenging tasks.If you waited to get Christmas presents until the week of, chances are you also were the student who did their research paper the night before it was due.No matter where you are or what you hope to accomplish, start today.Once you begin, you are that much more likely to keep going thanks to the power of momentum.
Make a list of things that are important to you and pick something that really matters. Get back to your why and remind yourself of it every day,” says Sonya Jones, an Illinois-based PE teacher who lost 104 pounds on .According to a study done by Gail Matthews at Dominican University, those who wrote down their goals accomplished significantly more than those who did not.And the more specific they were, the more likely the individual was to accomplish them. When you are starting something new, make it foolproof.trainer Jennifer Widerstrom said, ‘Remember your why! “This simple exercise can make it far easier to stay on track with your new healthy lifestyle.” If you don’t know why you want to achieve your body goals, it makes it that much harder to resist that extra slice of pizza.It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you have a huge goal or project in front of you.