Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

New year’s resolutions are great – they get people to think about how they want to make positive changes in their lives. And most people start out fine, with good intentions and motivation to get them going.

The critical part that many people often miss, though, is when their minds and/or bodies start rejecting a new regime. People often don’t notice the little excuses and lies that the mind and body can throw at them, which ultimately lead to the downfall of our new, well-intended resolutions.

So what’s the trick?

The trick is to keep going, no matter what. Like Nike’s famous slogan says, just do it. And then keep going.

This means not giving in to your natural responses. “Oh I’ll take a break today” or “The conditions aren’t comfortable today”. Too bad. Get it done.

Poor self-discipline leads to poor results.

What are you stopping yourself from achieving by giving in to the excuses you give yourself?


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