LRS 008: Thoughts on Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail And What to Do About It

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Welcome to the 8th episode of The Let’s Reach Success Podcast. You can now listen to it on iTunes and Stitcher. This one is dedicated to the main reasons why new year’s resolutions fail and how to finally succeed with them.

Through the years we’ve all made New Year’s resolutions… and we’ve all failed at some point.

Let’s face it, we are tired of seeing how everyone is making their New Year’s resolution, reading articles about that everywhere, and mostly we are tired of ourselves not being able to keep our promises and failing a month after we’ve made them.

But no matter how old-fashioned that is and how society and the media made it too big of a deal, we still think about it. And the closer 31 Dec. gets, the more we start making plans in our mind.

Because even if we fail a million times, even if we hate the idea of a New Year’s resolution and have decided not to do that anymore, we still have a little hope.

And in order to do it right this time, we should first understand why they fail so bad.

Show Notes:

  • Why we fall into the trap of making NY resolutions even when we don’t want to [1:43]
  • 8 reasons why new year’s resolutions fail [2:20]
  • 9 ways to make this year different [7:50]


Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

1. We set many goals.
2. We crave big transformations.
3. We don’t prepare.
4. We want fast results.
5. We don’t want it bad enough.
6. We do it involuntarily.
7. Our motivation is short-term.
8. Everyone else is doing it.

How to Succeed with Them?

1. Have a definite desire to change.
2. Have 1-3 big goals.
3. Make a well-planned step-by-step schedule.
4. New source of motivation.
5. A vision of success.
6. Engage other people.
7. Keep a journal.
8. Be mindful and aware.
9. Enjoy it.

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

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