The psychology of sticking to your goals – Minnesota Public Radio News

What’s on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Do you want to spend less and save more? Do you plan to get in shape? Lose some weight? Read more books? Stay in better touch with loved ones? Eat healthier? Work more? Relax more? 

Whatever kind of change you want to make, saying it out loud is the first step. Committing to getting it done is the second step. The third step? Well, that’s the hardest step of all, isn’t it? Sticking to your goals so that you can reach them is difficult for everyone. But understanding the psychology of sticking to your goals will help you get there. 

At 9 a.m. Monday, host Angela Davis talks with three experts on establishing and meeting your goals for 2022. 

And we want to hear from you. Have you achieved a new year’s resolution in the past? How? What were the biggest obstacles? What are your goals for 2022? Do you need help creating a plan to meet them? We can help. Call us at 651-227-6000 or 800-242-2828 during the 9 a.m. hour. Or you can tweet @AngelaDavisMPR. 


  • Theresa Nutt is a graduate faculty for the University of Minnesota’s Integrative Health and Well-Being Coaching Program. 

  • Ayelet Fishbach is the Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the author of “Get it Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation.” 

  • Chris Farrell is the senior economics contributor at MPR News. 

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