Saturday 5 January 2013

Top Ten New Year Resolutions

As a personal development researcher I am always interested to know what it is people most want to achieve.  At this time of year many people crystallize their hopes and dreams in New Year Resolutions.  I was therefore fascinated to see the list, published by the University of Scranton last month in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, of the top ten resolutions people made last year:

1    Lose Weight

2    Get Organized

3    Spend Less, Save More

4    Enjoy Life to the Fullest

5    Staying Fit and Healthy

6    Learn Something Exciting

7    Quit Smoking

8    Help Others in Their Dreams

9    Fall in Love

10   Spend More Time with Family

I imagine most of my readers can identify with at least one of these resolutions, if not more.  Even if you have not made any of them specific New Year Resolutions you would probably be happy setting several as  personal goals if you believed you could achieve them.

When you look carefully at this list it is quite obvious that several of these hopes and dreams belong together.  For example losing weight and quitting smoking are both very good goals for someone who wants to be fitter and healthier.

I think the list could be narrowed down to improvements in the following five areas, all of which are aspects of the field of personal development and success:

1  Finance

2  Health

3  Personal Relationships

4  Time Management

5  Dreams and Ambitions

Some of these areas are covered in the four free e-books I provide to all subscribers to my mailing list.  If you have not yet joined my list and received your free books please do so right now so you can move further forward in achieving your own goals.  You can do this simply by entering your name and e-mail address in the box just above on the right of this page.

I want to work with my readers to help them achieve improvements in all these five important areas.  Over the next few months I will cover different aspects of each of them, both in my blog here and also in the additional ideas I provide in e-mails to my subscribers.  Not all these ideas will be relevant to everyone, but you can be certain there will be some that are perfect for you and will help you achieve the personal goals you have set yourself.  Keep your eye on your mailbox for the idea that is perfect for you.


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  3. Interesting. Nothing about God makes it to the top 10. Whereas, God is always no. 1.

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