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According to some studies, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail in February. Many are just bad goals that had a low chance of success to begin with. But if your clients are falling behind on goals that really are important to them, this ghostwritten content suggests three strategies that could help.

[Excerpt] Did you ever have to turn to a “swear jar” to clean up the language in your household? A similar strategy could help you tighten up your resolution routine. Money can be an excellent motivational tool. Seeing your cash fill up that jar because of missed workouts or online classwork that’s piling up will create a visual reminder that you’re hurting your goals as well as your wallet. There are even online services that force you to donate money to charity when you fall behind your goals.

On the other hand, if you string together a good week or exceed a particular short-term target, dig into the jar and reward yourself with your favorite carry-out meal or a night at the movies.

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