3 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions FAIL

Its that time of year: “new year, new me” and the onslaught of other resolutions. January 1st is truly a magical time of year. It marks of beginning of a new year, filled with hope and promise. Its the perfect time to make promises to yourself. Maybe you want to get in shape, maybe you want to launch your own business. We all fall victim to the hype of a new year and we make resolutions destined to epically FAIL.

Reason #1 why resolutions fail is that we pursue unrealistic goals. It is quite easy to say “I want to look like Selena” and call it a resolution. Its unrealistic and it will NEVER happen. Turning that unrealistic resolution into an attainable goal is the first step to conquering a resolution. “I want to lost 25 pounds” is a much more realistic goal and can be easily achieved with hard work and determination. You know you can lose those 25 pounds. Looking like a carbon copy of the late Queen of Tejano? Not likely.

Reason #2 why resolutions fail is that the goal is someone else’s dream. Is losing 25 pounds truly something you want to do? Or are you being pressured to make this a goal? Find something you are passionate about. Go after something you truly want! If you aren’t passionate about what you are doing, you will never succeed. Side note: NEVER change your body because of someone else’s opinion. You are beautiful just the way you are!

Reason #3 why resolutions fail is the lack of a strong game plan. How exactly are you going to lose those 25 pounds? It’s easy to say it but putting those words into actions can be challenging without a plan. Plan to exercise several times a week by planning out the days and workouts. Always remember that a failure to plan is a plan for failure. Personally, I use Google calendar to plan out my life and it has made time management so much easier for me.

I want you to succeed in any goal you set to achieve. The purpose of the post was to get you to think outside of the box. I’ve listed 3 reasons why New Year’s resolutions fail. I challenge you to take those failure reasons and use them for your benefit. Use them to plan how you WILL accomplish your New Year’s resolutions. Best of luck!

Con mucho carino,

Melissa

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