New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work. 95% of people that make New Year’s Resolutions give up on them by the end of the first month. The reason is pretty simple. Most of us are trying to react or respond to something negative in our life. Maybe it’s a habit or a situation that we want to change or get rid of. Typical resolutions might be quitting smoking, losing weight, or get our finances in better shape. The problem with New Year’s resolutions is they focus on a negative response.

Think about one of the most common resolutions — weight loss. None of us can get excited about losing weight – it requires deprivation. It’s a negative response to concerns about appearance, health, etc. The results of weight loss New Year’s Resolutions demonstrate their weakness. There have been numerous surveys and almost 9 out of 10 people have reported very little or no success and in many cases, some even actually gained more weight instead.

Vic Johnson, a goals expert says, “The people who succeed at losing weight and maintaining the loss have usually been motivated by a dream much bigger and more positive than just losing weight,” explains Johnson. “They see themselves living a healthy lifestyle. They begin to act and think like people who are in good physical shape. There’s more of a radical change in a person’s thinking and actions than you see with most resolutions. It wouldn’t be possible to effect and sustain such a radical change unless the person is motivated by a big dream that is positive in nature.”

According to Johnson, the best goal to set is one that calls for the individual to create a plan for their life based on a set of personal dreams. “Most people are in a free-fall through life, careening from one crisis to the next. If you were going to build a new house and you had this idea for a fabulous master bedroom suite, you wouldn’t rush out and start building the master bedroom. You’d have a complete plan before you started. When you approach resolutions and goals in the same manner, you end up with a much better chance of achieving success.”

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work. What is your life plan? What are your personal dreams? Are you on track to fulfilling them?  Set one of your goals to take time to dream and write out those dreams in the form of a personal life plan. If you have a personal life plan and you break it down into simple little actions or promises to yourself, you can fulfill your wildest dreams. Just do it and go for it.

Have an awesome day and live life with passion.

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