If you are investing the success of your year, personally or professionally, on a resolution, it is time to re-evaluate. Why? Only an abysmal 8% of New Year’s Resolutions are actually successfully executed.

That’s a shockingly low number, but many resolutions are are too generic and unfocused on a reasonable, goal-specific change or life alteration.

For example, here’s a list of the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions:

1. Lose Weight

2. Getting Organized

3. Spend Less, Save More

4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest

5. Staying Fit & Healthy

6. Learn Something Exciting

7. Quit Smoking

8. Help Others in Their Dreams

9. Fall in Love

10. Spend More Time with Family

(Source: Statistic Brain)

While these resolutions have the best intentions, they are very non-specific and lack the planning and goal-setting required for successful completion. This year, instead of making a resolution, make your change a strategically planned implementation to your life. Psychology Today offers a great segment on failed resolutions and the obstacles/foundation/process of change.

Take your resolution and transform it into something greater. Make it something that will last. Then, you will really be able to celebrate at the end of 2014!

Happy New Year, Dance Execs!

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