We all need a boost this time of year. With the rush of the holidays, longer (and darker) days, and a constant array of cookies in the office, it’s hard to find motivation during the winter – especially when it comes to checking off a list of resolutions.

In fact, just 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals, while around 80% fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions. But this year, the team at Boston Digital is aiming to defy the odds. 

New Years

To inspire you to stick to your own list, I’ve compiled fourteen resolutions that a few of my coworkers are planning to set and achieve by the end of 2020.

“What is one personal and one professional goal that you’re hoping to achieve in 2020?”


  • Personal goal: I’d like to try baking. I’ve never baked in my life and I really love sweets! My first try will be banana bread.
  • Professional goal: I would like to get better at storytelling in presentations to more clearly express our thinking.


  • Personal goal: Learn how to use an app to order food.
  • Professional goal: Learn how to use an app to order food.


  • Personal goal: Travel more! I’ve never been to Japan and I’d love to see the cherry blossoms.
  • Professional goal: I’m looking to expand my knowledge of the social platforms we work with and how to use them more effectively to drive client growth.


  • Personal goal: Maintain my awesomeness.
  • Professional goal: Achieve personal goal.


  • Personal goal: Have a minimal wardrobe. I’ve already started getting rid of things I don’t need.
  • Professional goal: Make people realize that good design kicks @$$. 


  • Personal goal: Read a book for at least 10 minutes every day.
  • Professional goal: Continue to learn and execute project management best practices. 


  • Personal goal: Buy a dogs…plural.
  • Professional goal: Learn more about Drupal/Development. 

While there’s no consistency in my team’s responses, it’s critical to set up your own list, because setting resolutions is an effective way to successfully stay on track throughout the entire year – not just the first thirty days. 

New Year's Resolution

In fact, people who set resolutions are ten times more successful than people who want to change but don’t make resolutions. 

So, by writing down your resolutions, you’re already well on your way to achieving them. And now that I know my team members’ lists, I’m going to hold them all accountable until next December…

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