Introduction/Foundation: Welcome participants and get to know each other. Participants will discuss their goals for the seminar and choose an accountability partner. Become inspired by Success Stores.
Every year, on special days like birthdays or the new year, we set goals and feel motivated to change our lives. Do you know what percentages of people are actually successful in achieving their new year resolutions?
Researchers have looked at success rates of peoples’ resolutions: The first two weeks usually go along beautifully, but by February people are backsliding. And by the following December most people are back where they started—often even further behind. Statistics show that only 8% of people keep their resolutions.
Why is the success rate so low? Researchers point to two major reasons.
- First reason is that people make resolutions as a way of motivating themselves while they are not ready to change their habits, particularly bad habits and that accounts for the high failure rate.
- Another reason for failure is that people set unrealistic goals and expectations in their resolutions. Psychologists call this “false hope syndrome,” which means that people’s resolution is significantly unrealistic and out of alignment with their internal view of themselves. They basically do not believe that they can achieve these goals in the first place. It doesn’t mean that they do not have the potential. But their self-identities haven’t shifted enough for them to feel in every part of their being that the goal can be achieved.
During this segment we begin to dive into what it means to be successful. We also touch on Integrity and Personal accountability and how it relates to being successful.