The One Reason Why Your New Years Resolution Will Fail

by Neil on January 11, 2009

Yes you read the title of this post correctly, it’s regarding the reason your New Years Resolution will fail. Confused? Wondering why someone who writes about the keys to living a successful life is talking about failing with resolutions?

It’s a new year and many people made resolutions. While I don’t have any statistics at my finger tips I’m willing to bet good money (and I’m not a gambling man) that most people fail when it comes to their New Years Resolution.

What’s that, you’re not surprised? Neither am I. Oh, that’s why you don’t bother making resolutions, because you always fail at them. That’s too bad, because you my friend are what we call a quitter. Yes, you read me correctly, all those who don’t bother with resolutions because they never happen as planned you are quitters. Sorry, just calling it like I see it.

You see the reason most people fail when it comes to their resolutions is because they forget to plan. That’s right, they develop some abstract resolution for the year decide they’re going to see it through, but they don’t plan for how they’ll accomplish the goal. That is why they fail. To all of you who are quitters (you know who you are) you probably didn’t plan either.

It really is a shame.

So many people could loose weight, save money, travel more, love deeper if they planned on how they wanted to accomplish those tasks.

Intrigued? You should be. You could be making a difference in your life. You could be doing more with your life. You could finally get yourself out of that rut and accomplish the things that are truly important to you.

Don’t tell me you have no time. I don’t want to hear the same excuses that you’ve been telling yourself for years. I’m not interested. What I am interested in is people making a difference in their lives and in others.

How do you do that?

Simple. To use that old Boy Scout motto “Be prepared.” That’s right the fundamentals we learned as children apply throughout life. Who knew? So are you prepared, are you planning ahead? Are you going to accomplish your goals? Do you have a plan?

You need help? No problem, I don’t mind helping. Read this article on SMART Goal Setting it will start you off on the right direction.

If you want help with saving during the read I recommend this article on Making Saving Automatic.

If your concern is weight loss, read this article from my affiliate partner Tom Venuto on A Year With No Results.

If you have questions please leave them in the comments section. If you have additional advice, please leave it for others to read.

A final word, take yourself and the commitments you make to yourself seriously. There are no great secrets about leading a better, healthier life. You just need to decide to do it and then stick with your plan!

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Tess 01.12.09 at 3:31 pm

Hi Neil,
I’m moving right along not having my expensive coffee. It’s easy in fact once I committed.

My new blogging goal is to do two gust posts per week for other PD blogs.

Oh I love the boy scout Be Prepared motto.

Tess’s last blog post..Embrace Boldness, Take Action & Live

jesseengath 01.13.09 at 11:02 am

I think you are thinking like sukrat, but I think you should cover the other side of the topic in the post too…

Jannie Funster 01.14.09 at 1:13 pm

Luckily I stopped making those resolutions many years ago. I think a constant balance (or at least stiving for it,) is the way to go!

— Jannie, who found you via Barbara over at Blogging Without a Blog. Congrats on NBOTW.

Jannie Funster’s last blog post..Ukulele Me!

Liara Covert 01.17.09 at 8:23 am

You have a positive way of teaching people to turn their negative assumptions around. People unconsciously self-sabotage without realizing what they do. You point out how negative thinking is a step toward more effective action. Some people learn how to not get what they want before they gain insight into the opposite.

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