For most people who made a New Year’s resolution this year, it likely won’t be long before it becomes a struggle to stay focused on their goal. So why bother committing to resolutions at all? Well, for one thing, people who explicitly make resolutions are ten times more likely to attain their goals than people who do not make resolutions.
And the same goes for goal setting in general. People who only think about goals and how to reach them succeed less than half the time, while people who write goals down and report regularly on their progress succeed 75% of the time.
Achieving your PTA membership goal is much the same. If you haven’t yet reached the goal, it’s a lot easier to “forget” that a membership goal was ever set than to continue working toward achieving the results you want. However, this is one of the main reasons people don’t hit their goals. When they’re initially unsuccessful, they quit. That didn’t work, we say, so why even try?
Remember this: we all fail sometimes. We need to try again. That doesn’t mean doing the same thing over and over – that’s the definition of insanity. What has to happen when you have a goal that isn’t working, is that you need to figure out what – if anything – is working. What exists already that you can do more of? What is not working that you can do less of? And then make a new plan to achieve your goal. We can do this!