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TTU grad, author says there's a reason New Year's resolutions fail

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By James Clark - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Many of us made Near Year's resolutions recently.  Maybe some of you gave up on them already.  Joel Boggess is a Texas Tech graduate, author and career coach.  He says there's a reason people fail those New Year's resolutions so often. 

Boggess took a tour of West Texas cities last week including Lubbock to help people get on track and stay on track.  He says too often we set goals that sound good but they aren't.

Boggess gives examples, saying, "I want to earn more money.  I want a better job.  I want to become a better parent.  I want to get healthier."  

"And while those goals might sound good the first time that you hear them, they lack specifics and they lack clarity," Boggess says.

So what's the right way to set a goal?  Instead of saying to yourself "I want to lose weight," instead say something like "I want to lose 52 pounds in the next 52 weeks."  But don't just say it out loud.  Boggess says, write it down. 

Boggess says to have specific steps to achieving a clear goal, and have a deadline for getting it done.  Boggess has a free goal-setting work sheet. (CLICK HERE) to see it.

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