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The Key to Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick - HBR

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Let’s examine each of these two questions. As it turns out, temporal landmarks like the New Year do help motivate us to reach our long-term goals when such goals are salient in our minds. This is because these landmarks trigger reflection and thus can potentially highlight the gap between our current behavior and our rosier, desired future behavior.

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