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New Year’s Resolutions

By Tim Maninger, Features Writer 

It is not quite New Year’s yet, but no doubt some are already considering the resolutions they will make for 2016. Unfortunately whether the goal is to get healthy, break a habit, or try something new, most of the time it is forgotten within the first few weeks of the new year. This loss of motivation may have any of a number of causes, but many times it may simply be the way a goal is expressed and the reasons behind it. Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard business school, and in an interview with Business Insider she explains some of the science behind setting goals. She argues that the way goals are made and thought of can be as important, if not more so, than actual drive to accomplish said goal, and gives four main problems with the way people set goals: dealing in absolutes, framing in negativity, focusing on the outcome, and relying on outside forces.

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