Many come up with a list of goals you would like to meet and hope to be part of the 20 percent of people who actually achieve them. But setting these goals can not only seem daunting but discouraging, especially if you’ve failed at them in the past.
According to the author , Gretchen Rubin your odds of meeting the goals you have set, it can actually have a lot to do with your personality.
“Setting New Year’s resolutions depends on what kind of person you are and what works for you. All of us do better when we think, ‘What works for me?’ not what works for your sister-in-law, not what works for Steve Jobs,” Rubin said.
After an online poll taken, here are Four Tendencies based on how you respond to inner and outer expectations made by Rubin:
Upholders: You readily meet both outer expectations and inner expectations. You meet your work deadlines and you keep your New Year’s resolutions without much fuss. You prioritize what others expect from you and your expectations for yourself because both are equally important to you.
Questioners: You question all expectations because you don’t like doing anything arbitrary, inefficient or irrational. You will meet outer expectations only if you think it makes sense and as a result, turn everything into an inner expectation.
Obligers: You respond readily to outer expectations but struggle to meet your own inner expectations.You work well when held accountable by others, but you find it difficult to accomplish your expectations for yourself.
Rebels: You resist all expectations, outer and inner alike. You do only what you want to do, in your own way and in your own time. If someone asks or tells you to do something, you’re very likely to resist.
According to Rubin if you are a questioner, you likely think January 1st is a completely arbitrary date. Instead of feeling pressured to set goals for the New Year, start whenever you feel like it. Obligers are most likely to give up their New Year’s resolutions because they’re constantly surrounded by to-do lists and goals they want to meet.
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