Why we fail to achieve our new year Resolutions

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dc.contributor.author Bellows, Scott
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-11T11:44:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-11T11:44:49Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-27
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3835
dc.description A Newspaper article by Scott Bellows, an Assistant Professor in the Chandaria School of Business at USIU-Africa en_US
dc.description.abstract As we gather with family to celebrate the end of a turbulent 2017 and usher in optimism for 2018, many of us will ponder New Year’s resolutions in hopes of changing to become better people. Thousands of us may decide to lose weight, become better bosses, harder workers, or read more often. Among our myriad of personal life goals, humans survive generally as positive and forward looking. We implore ourselves to improve. We aim to advance. We strive to succeed. So why do so few of us achieve our annual determinations? Psychologist Joseph Luciani predicts that 80 per cent of New Year’s resolutions will fail. Unfortunately, some resolutions could become a matter between life and death such as eating healthy or driving slower or stop bribing traffic officials, and yet we do not achieve them. Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler delineated in his ground-breaking research on nudge behavioural theory that humans tend to compartmentalise their lives into different metaphorical boxes in their heads. en_US
dc.publisher Business Daily en_US
dc.title Why we fail to achieve our new year Resolutions en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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