Did you know that 80% of people who set a new year’s resolution don’t end up keeping them?! That’s a high number! Here are the reasons why most people drop a new year’s resolution.
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1. Setting a new year’s resolution for the wrong reasons, or the wrong people: You are bound to fail reaching your resolution if you are doing it for the wrong reasons. If your reason is to look better than someone else, or you want to look like someone else or your friends or significant other is telling you to do it. YOU ARE DOING IT FOR THE WRONG REASON. A new year’s resolution should be something you want to do willingly and for a healthy reason. Don’t ever feel like you HAVE to do something for anybody but yourself.
Do what makes YOU happy because at the end of the day you are the one living with yourself.
2. Setting unrealistic goals – If your goal is lose 30 lbs. in 2 weeks, that’s unrealistic. People fall off because they set unrealistic goals that are hardly attainable. Start with short term goals, for example if your goal is weight loss, then losing a 1 lb. a week is realistic. Tell yourself you will lose 5 lbs in 2 weeks or 3 weeks. Those short goals make more sense and they put less pressure on you. Most of us don’t like to feel the pressure that comes with a weight loss goal so it’s a better bet to set short term goals and go from there.
If your goal is to learn a new language an unrealistic goal is saying you will learn fluent Spanish in a month. Instead set a short term goal, you will learn conversational Spanish in 1 month. This way you won’t fall off as quick and feel rushed into doing something that is’t even realistic.
3. Not keeping track or making it tangible – How you expect to reach a goal if you are not keeping track of it or know your final end result? Trust me you won’t reach it. I weighed 170 lbs. last week, this week I weigh 164 lbs. Now my goal is to lose 5 more lbs. the following week. This is tangible and doable. Keep track of what you want to change because if you don’t then how will you know you changed anything at all.
4. Hanging out with wrong crowd – Stay away from people who complain daily. Sometimes these people don’t even know they’re complaining ALL THE TIME. How is someone who complains about everything supposed to help you feel when you want to be successful an attain your goals. THEY WON’T.
Stay away from VICTIMS. These people always talk about how the world is out to get them and they have the worst luck etc. Let me tell YOU something – you determine whether you can do something. Not luck or bad luck. These type of people never take accountability for their actions and their end results.
Stay away from someone who always tells you unnecessary things because they feel they need to because they are your “FRIEND”.
Be wary of people who say, ‘‘Come on, just this one time”. They are thinking about themselves not you. Real friends will understand you set a goal and will not try to derail you from it.If they try to shame you, stay away!