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Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work...

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

(and more importantly, the 3 simple steps to making them work every time)


How many times have you heard someone say that this is going to be the year they make it happen?

How many times have you said that very same thing?

And they meant it. You meant it. You really really wanted it.

It didn't happen. Why?

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If you ask people about New Year's resolutions you will stir some strong opinions and emotions. Anywhere from "They're stupid!" to "This year things have GOT to change!!".

My favorite is "I'm sick and tired of the same ol' same ol'."

New Year's resolutions represent a poignant, marked moment in the clicking over from this number to the next. It says that one is gone, you can't have it back. You are a year older. Is this all it's gonna be for the rest of my life?

It's a marked moment because of the decisive change of a number that's keeping track of our time. And it places, front and center, the questions: Are you going to change what you don't like? Do you believe you can do it? Do you believe in yourself?

You've tried to change before and you didn't do it. Why would now be any different?

A better question is: What's the real reason why I stopped?

If you had just continued to pursue past resolutions, you would have, more than likely, achieved them. Right?

So why DID you stop the behavior?

Three reasons: