Some of the Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions End Up Failing:
- One of the reasons why people don’t keep their New Year’s resolutions is that they get overly excited and overcommit themselves. One resolution is way easier to obtain than obtaining several resolutions.
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2. People lack accountability. How to fix this? Find an accountability partner who knows you well and also knows your resolutions. Have your accountability partner to call you out when you’re not doing what you said you would do.
3. People lack motivation: it’s easier to be motivated on January 1 when it’s a brand new year and you’re excited about what’s ahead; however, life can get in the way and there are many distractions that may come your way. Learn what motivates you and then apply it to your daily routine. If you’re not sure what motivates you then do some soul-searching and determine what your “why” is. Are you doing it for yourself? Your children? Your spouse? If you still do not have the clarity you need, watch some videos on YouTube about what motivates people.
4. Your New Year’s resolutions must be specific and realistic. By specific it means you must know exactly what you want to accomplish and by what time frame. Furthermore, you must know how you will obtain those benchmarks. It is also important to make New Year’s resolutions that are realistic; if you over overpromise you’re going to end up under delivering. This is why it’s so important to make sure that your goals and resolutions are realistic, achievable and measurable.
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5. People give up too easily: if you get discouraged too easily or simply lose interest in your goals there’s no way you will achieve them. Anything worth achieving is going to present some type of challenge; otherwise you would’ve already accomplished it in the past.
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6. People don’t manage their time effectively: instead of trying to accomplish your resolutions all in one day break them up into a segment of six week period are a weekly basis. And then track your performance. It’s much easier to obtain your goals if you give yourself a realistic timeline to achieve them.
Don’t Over Complicate the Process Keep Things Simple
7. Some people lack the confidence to achieve their goals. Your mindset and attitude will dictate your outcome and success. It is essential to have a positive mindset and believe in yourself. In addition, surround yourself with people who support you and will help you along your journey. Not every day is going to be a good day so if you have a bad day and fall down remember tomorrow is a new day you can get up and start fresh (you have the pleasure of having another 24 hours in that day).
How have you done so far with achieving your New Year’s Resolutions? Comment below and let us know how it’s going for you. Share this blog with a friend who needs help keeping their New Year’s Resolutions.
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