How’s your New Year’s Resolution working out for you? If you’re like most Americans, the answer may not be good. Research indicates a mere eight percent of resolutions are fulfilled. Will you be in that group? Nearly a week after ringing in the New Year, you may have already forgotten the resolution you declared in the first place.
Whatever the case may be for you, it’s certainly not too late to get started. Our team at the National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA) has compiled our favorite tricks to help you stick to your New Year’s Resolution:
Keep It Real
Begin by setting a realistic and achievable goal for yourself. Of course, there’s a difference between “easy” and “achievable”. It’s important to challenge yourself, but you’re only setting yourself up for failure if the goal itself isn’t realistic.
Write It Down
Write down your resolution on paper and create a realistic plan for achievement. This should include methods in which you plan to measure your success. Research suggests that individuals who write down their personal goals are more likely to accomplish them.
Tell a Friend
Accountability goes a long way. If you’re serious about achieving your New Year’s Resolution, then don’t be shy about telling a friend, family member or co-worker about your goal. You may also want to politely ask them if they might be willing to hold you accountable as you work to fulfill your plan.
There is certainly truth to the saying “Don’t set aside for tomorrow what you can accomplish today.” There’s no reason that you can get started on your resolution immediately. In fact, the longer you wait, the harder your resolution may become to achieve. If you’re thinking about going back to school, for example, there’s never been a better time to get started. Immediate enrollment is available in all NITA classes. Get started today!
The National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA), an online provider of state-approved and accredited Private Investigator training classes, offers a variety of resources that can help you decide if private investigation would be a positive career choice. Learn more by calling 1-800-730-NITA (6482) or by exploring our course offerings.