Ringing in the New Year with New Books

What if we looked at setting New Year’s resolutions differently in 2018?

Rather than seeing it as something you have to do, what about reframing it as something you want to do? Approximately 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and according to University of Scranton research only 8% of them achieve their goals (NYT). One reason the 8% are successful is because they set small, attainable goals throughout the year rather than one overwhelming goal. Their goals are measurable and shared with others to help them be accountable. The overall factor that people attain their goals is because they believe they can do it.

Challenge yourself to make one small, manageable change in the next month. Choose something that is timely, short, and continuous. Maybe it’s reading one of the books on the "MakerMindset" listed on the Einstein Project's brand new website. It could also be setting aside one hour a week with some close friends to do some volunteer work. So, ask yourself, “What do I want to do to improve myself this year?”

Kelly Smith