How to Follow Your New Year Resolution? [Power of Small Goals]

Hello friends! A warm welcome to all the students on our blog. Fullonstudy wishes all our readers “A Happy & Prosperous New Year”.

We hope you’ll achieve all your dreams this year. Now, Let’s move to today’s topic, i.e. How to follow your new year resolution?

On the last day of the year i.e. 31st Dec most of us make a new year resolution but 92 % of peoples who make a new year resolution fails to complete it.

About 80% of resolution breaks by the 2nd of January and the rest after one or two weeks. According to Forbes, Only 8% of people follow their New year Resolution.

How to Follow Your New Year Resolution_ [The Hidden Power of Small Goals]

And the main question that arises after reading the above paragraph is, “How to Follow Your New Year Resolution ??

How to Follow your New Year Resolution?

Let’s move to the solution, Read the below quote carefully i.e.

“Starting Goal Should be So Small that Chances of Failure becomes zero ” 

It’s a bitter truth that most of us start our new year with big or medium-sized goals like :

  • I’ll do 1/2 hr exercise daily
  • I’ll read 1 chapter of a book daily
  • I’ll solve 25 maths problems daily.

which results in the failure of our new year resolutions., Instead, If we choose small stupid goals at the start until it becomes our habit, then the chances of Failure will be zero and we can follow them easily.

e.g. Instead of the above three examples, If we make our resolutions as :

  • I’ll do 1 push-up daily.
  • I’ll read 1 line or 1 paragraph of a chapter daily.
  • I’ll solve 1 maths problem daily.

then, it is quite easy to do all the tasks and it’ll surely come into our reflex actions.

Let’s move to the benefits of setting Small stupid goals at the start :

1. Rest to Motion:

Most of us when setting a goal like, “I’ve to do 1/2 hr workout”, Then it is very hard for us to move from rest mode to motion but If we set a small goal like, “I’ve to do 1 push-up” then we’ll definitely do it & it’ll make us feel like a winner & boost our confidence level.

Hence, Small stupid goals help us to come out from rest mode to motion mode. It helps in giving us positive affirmations which are important for us to follow our resolutions.

2. Zero to Hero

I’ve seen many times that when we plan our day, people started giving us different-different works which are not so important but urgent.

In that case, at the end of the day, we’re not able to complete our daily ToDo & feel like a loser.

But If we set small stupid goals, we can easily complete these goals even if we don’t get too much time or If we’ve lost most of our energy in completing non-important tasks.

Hence mini-goals help us in becoming “Zero to Hero”

3. Helps You Stay Consistent

The best thing about Small stupid goals is that these mini-goals help you stay continuous in your resolution.

It becomes really easy to not break continuity when you make mini goals & it’ll help you form a permanent habit and give success in your resolution.

4. Gives You an Emotional Push

Usually setting up medium or big-sized goals at the start is not best. This is so because if we can’t complete them on time, it decreases our self-confidence & self-belief.

Hence most of us start thinking like, “I can’t do this ?”  and never try again.

On the other hand mini habits increase, self-confidence gives us emotional push & helps us to achieve our goals.

Note: One thing that I have skipped is, that you’ve to follow your mini-goals until it becomes your habit & always tries to increase your limits starting from Zero.


If you’re one who fails to make good habits & not able to follow your ToDo then setting up small stupid goals at the start of your resolution are best for you as it helps us in :

  • Come out from Rest to Motion i.e. from our comfort zone.
  • We can complete these goals even if we’re exhausted.
  • Mini goals help us to remain continuous in our resolution.
  • Gives us the emotional push.

So, I hope you’ll be able to follow your new year’s resolution after reading this post. Share this post as much as possible so that we can help others too in following their New Year Resolution.

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