The 3-Second Trick That Helps You Achieve Your Resolutions

It's (thankfully) not all about making it to the gym.


Bad news for your new year's resolution: only 3 percent of people who set goals at the turn of the year actually achieve them, according to a recent Facebook survey of over 900 men and women.

This doesn't come as much of a surprise since we already know that only 46 percent of resolutions make it past the first six months. But don't let this discourage you from setting goals. (See also: 10 Reasons You Don't Stick to Your Resolutions)

Accomplishing your goals boils down to how you set them, as former Bigger Loser trainer Jen Widerstrom explains in our Ultimate 40-Day Plan to Crush Any Goal. For starters, she encourages everyone to make their goals real. The easiest way to do that? Write them down with pen and paper, and share them with friends, family, and on social media. This way, you have support everywhere you turn, rather than excuses to hide behind, says Jen.

And this really, really works, according to the Facebook survey. Those who post their resolutions on social media are 36 percent more likely to achieve them than those who don't. In fact, over half of those surveyed (52 percent to be exact) agreed that sharing their New Year's resolutions with others help them stick to them. (See: How Social Media Can Help You Lose Weight)

That's where our exclusive Goal Crushers Facebook Group comes in. Join the group to post progress pics (the group is private!), share your wins, and score advice from Jen Widerstrom herself. Remember, we're all in this together.

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