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Why 80% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Why 80% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail
 [three-minute read]

For many of us, the new year represents a fresh start. As we slide into 2022, we’re faced with the reality that we only have so many days, months, and trips around the sun to become the best version of ourselves. 

With that in mind, it’s a natural time to reflect, recenter, and commit to new goals, or the same goals that prove year after year to be just out of reach. Whether that’s managing your weight, starting a new gym membership, or vowing to make time for the books you haven’t been able to read, there’s an elephant in the room we should discuss before you embark on your journey to betterment this year. 

Let’s start with the cold, hard facts. 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail. Why, you ask? Well, that’s where it gets a little complicated. This month, we’ll explore some of the reasons these resolutions fail more often than not. It could be as simple as your goals are too ambitious, or you haven’t constructed a realistic path to achieving them. 

More surprising, though, are the personal hurdles we tend to encounter as we work to reinvent parts of ourselves. These feelings of doubt are likely the real reason that many fail to keep up with their resolutions and commitments each new year. Here are some of the ways those personal roadblocks might manifest: 

  • You feel flawed at your core.
  • You feel as though you're abandoning your roots.
  • You worry that success will take more work than you can reasonably invest.
  • You don’t want to overshadow your colleagues or peers.

Whether or not you’ve had success with New Year’s resolutions in the past, stay tuned throughout the month as we explore this theme deeper, and offer ways to push through whatever hurdles you might encounter so you can make those New Year’s resolutions a reality. 

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