Got New Year’s Resolution?

One in two of us is currently making a new year’s resolution. Physical wellness tops the list, with 32% of resolution makers resolving to live healthier lives in 2022. While the impulse is admirable, the outcomes are less so: fewer than one in ten of us will persevere and actually accomplish our goals.

The science of goal setting sheds light on this dilemma. Understanding the difference between avoidance and approach strategies, and subordinate and superordinate goals, may significantly increase resolution makers’ success. Please sit in on this brief overview of the science of goal setting and three common errors we make that sabotage our best-laid plans for a new year.

About Daniel Mintie

Daniel Mintie is a cogntive behavioral therapist with 28 years' experience treating PTSD. He teaches CBT at universities and training centers worldwide.

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  1. Nivedita Singh says

    This is awesome and extremely helpful. Love the two examples of superordinate goals and how they can make us relapse resilient.

    Thank you Dr Mintie and a very Happy and intentional New Year to you and yours as well.

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