Tamara Darvish
Business executive

Tamara Darvish

Vice president of Darcars Automotive Group and chairwoman of the board of the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association.

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Being accountable

Q: Why do most people abandon their New Year's resolutions so quickly? How much of a role does goal-setting play in achieving success? What are the most effective resolutions you have made?

I don't think resolutions matter as much as commitments. Usually with "commitment" comes accountability, and often, that accountability is to yourself or a loved one.

Success in goal-setting is usually higher when there is accountability attached to it, whether it is financial, sentimental, emotional, egotistical or anything else.

The most effective "resolution" I ever made was to quit smoking, which I did because I promised my father I would.

Happy New Year!

By Tamara Darvish  |  December 30, 2009; 4:22 PM ET  | Category:  resolutions Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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