While Bridget might roll her eyes at the thought of sure-to-fail New Year’s Resolutions, Emilie geeks out on today’s episode with a bunch of Bossed Up hacks about how to set yourself up for sustainable success in 2018.
- Learn about Katherine Milkman’s research on the fresh start effect: https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/mnsc.2014.1901?journalCode=mnsc
- Some studies show that fantasizing about your goals alone can be counter-productive: it makes us feel as though we’ve achieved them even before we made any progress. Oettingen, Gabriele; Mayer, Doris, “The motivating function of thinking about the future: Expectations versus fantasies.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 83(5), Nov 2002, 1198-1212.
- Research shows the benefits of focusing on your action plan, not just your destination; Pham, Lein; Taylor, Shelley, “From Thought to Action: Effects of Process-Versus-Outcomes-Based Mental Stimulations on Performance.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, February 1999vol. 25 no. 2 250-260.
- Read more about the psychological effect of giving yourself a “head start” in goal pursuit from Chip and Dan Heath in their book, Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard
- The NYTimes’ recent piece on Why Trying New Things Is So Hard: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/business/why-trying-new-things-is-so-hard.html?_r=0
- For those seeking more resources on setting yourself up for sustainable success via Emilie and Bossed Up, find:The FREE Bossed Up LifeTracker downloadable e-book and tool. The 2018 Bossed Up LifeTracker Planner. Join the Bossed Up Courage Community.
- Checking in with friends on your goals can boost your chances of achieving them by about 33%! See research by Professor Dr. Gail Matthews at Dominican University here: http://www.dominican.edu/dominicannews/study-backs-up-strategies-for-achieving-goals