How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

January 3, 2017

2017 New Year ResolutionEvery year around this time, people start frantically making their New Year’s resolutions. What am I going to change? How am I going to make those changes?  There are few people who actually keep those resolutions throughout the year—most people tend to let their resolutions slip as their passion for the goal wanes.

What brings me comfort about our company is we don’t let our dedication or passion waver. We have more than 500,000 people who wear our name badge around the globe. And they all have the singular goal to be the best at creating memorable experiences for our guests.

As you consider your New Year’s resolutions this year, think about your goal—whether in business or in your personal life—and why it’s important to you. And consider these points, as well:

  • Is it attainable? Find a singular goal that stretches you but isn’t impossible to achieve.
  • Who do you need to help you get there? No one can go the road alone. We need to surround ourselves with people who want to see us succeed, who want the best for us and can support us as we move forward. 
  • What small steps can you take each day to realize success? Know what your ultimate long-term goal is but, more importantly, understand success doesn’t happen in a day. It takes dedication and hard work to get to the finish line.
  • How will you handle setbacks? Setbacks are an expected part of life and business. Plan ahead for how you will face discouragement and moments of defeat. Make a “Plan B” to support your “Plan A.”

Don’t get to New Year’s 2018 and wish you had done more or been better. Take pride in the details of your life. Live each day with your eye on the prize, as they say. I think you’ll find the journey to get there can be just as fulfilling as the goal itself.

I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the move.

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Great blog really cool.!!

Thank you, Mr. Marriott, for every "possible". God Bless.

Nice to read it,good work..
Mir Muhammad AliKhan

Hello Sir,

This is Shubhendu Bikash Das from Bangladesh. I am studying Tourism and Hospitality Management at University of Dhaka. I read your blog and watch your videos in youtube most often. Everytime I read the stories I become more and more motivated for my future career in hotel industry. I have started my career as a part time waiter besides my studies in a hotel. You make me cry everytime I listen to your audio in blogs. I want to have a book of you "Without Reservation". I saved some money to purchase the book. But not being able to know how to have the book in Bangladesh.

Give me your blessings so that I can be the member of Marriott family some day and work for Marriott till I breath last.

Thanks again Mr. Marriott for another meaningful blog. I always look to reading what you have to say because it's simple,honest and point on. Happy New Year Bill.

Great Refresher! I appreciate the suggestion of giving consideration of resolutions for handling contingencies or setbacks. Truthfully, I've never considered this for personal goal achievement/setting, only in business-related matters. The more I think about it, though, my life IS A BUSINESS! :)

Thank you.