- Henry David Thoreau
American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. (1817 – 1862)
Part of what bring on disinterest or those excuses is how the goals are set. Many goals are "fuzzy". Fuzzy goals are goals with "more", "less", "better", or "try harder" in them. These are fuzzy because they are not quantifiable. Things that are not measurable, are not track-able, and therefore, their attainment is also fuzzy!
For you, and if you coach/encourage others, ensure you set CLEAR goals, meaning the goals are:
Evaluative - If there is a way to assess movement/progression, you can show advancement!
With CLEAR goals in January, or anytime, you are able to hold yourself accountable, and realize what has been accomplished...and leave the fuzzy behind!