Remember last January when you vowed to learn to cook? You were gung ho for a few weeks, and your family was super-supportive about your weird-looking cookies. But you lost motivation, and soon you were back to instant ramen.
If this scenario sounds similar to your experiences with making resolutions, don’t feel bad. Studies show that a whopping 80 percent of people quit their New Year’s resolutions by February of each year.
In fact, according to psychologists, most resolutions are practically guaranteed to fail. That’s because they’re either too vague, too ambitious, or impossible to measure.
The good news is, with a few hacks, even the wildest dreams can be transformed into goals you can achieve.
The key, experts say, is making your goals S.M.A.R.T.: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound. Whether you want to learn French or you want to nail the latest TikTok dance, a smart goal can help you turn your dreams into realities. Read on to find out how.