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Another Broken New Year’s Resolution? It’s Not You.

By Mike Kotsis, 1/31/2019


According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. Has your New Year’s resolution failed already? Most people are in this boat too. Many of them shrug and say, “Oh well, that’s just the way it is. Try again next year.” Others think there’s something wrong with their will power, or their ability to change. Either way, your New Year’s resolution cycle is starting to feel like a scene out of “Groundhog Day.”

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There’s a saying that goes, “every system is perfectly designed for the results it gets.” If 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions are destined to fail, year-in and year-out, maybe the problem isn’t you or your determination. Maybe the system itself is broken.

Resolve to Quit Your Resolutions

Instead of setting another handful of New Year’s resolutions that are likely to fail, what if you had a system that could help you regularly achieve 80% (or more!) of your goals as a normal part of your life? And not just once a year, but continually throughout the year?

The Purposeful Family Manager (PFM) is a tested system for your family that helps you clarify and prioritize what’s most important, and why. In a recent survey, PFM clients reported an ability to consistently keep their goals on track. Clients are achieving 80%+ of their priorities every 90 days.

Here’s why PFM clients are successful:

  • Learning from the past – Regularly looking back at what worked and what didn’t work with the last set of priorities, and using that reflection to gain valuable insights.
  • Reviewing your agreed upon vision – making sure you’re on the same page with your family vision, which is in writing
  • Accountability peer group – surrounding yourself with peers that also serve as accountability partners, continually challenging you to raise the bar in your life. Group accountability is incredibly supportive and uplifting, and is a critical piece that’s missing from most families’ lives.
  • Keeping your priorities on track – using a Weekly Meeting to make sure you’re making progress on the things that you and your spouse identify as most important to your family.

Get Started Today!

Don’t let 2019 be another Groundhog Day of failed New Year’s resolutions. Make this the year that you get what you want out of your family life! Register for a free introduction to the Purposeful Family Manager Course. (Register here, on the right sidebar.)