Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Not Good


When do most new year’s resolutions fail?

studies have shown that   80% of new year’s resolutions fail by
February. New year’s resolution is nothing new to people, but many keep falling
short of its rewards. It’s been practised for over 4000 years through different
approaches but has not been made perfect yet.

the enthusiasm of entering a new year, many people make new year’s resolutions
but can’t keep them. The excitement that goes with entering a new year is not
strong enough to make things work spontaneously. 

new year’s resolution is “a promise that you make to yourself to start doing
something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year”-
Cambridge dictionary.

there any line of error in this practice?

Most new year’s
resolutions are vague

Most new year’s
resolutions are unrealistic 

Most new year’s
resolutions have no blueprint

Most new year’s
resolutions have no compelling reasons behind them

Most new year’s
resolutions lack deliberate actions.

help you get it right, I have narrowed down my personal development niche to
help people set compelling and achievable goals. Reading the right material
will help you move out of the crowd with a discernable, goal-oriented attitude.

of making a new year’s resolution, set compelling goals.

START WITH A STRONG WHY: The best way to stay strong throughout your journey is
to have a strong why. This will keep you inspired, motivated and courageous.
Having a strong “why” gives you a firm foundation.

DOCUMENT YOUR GOALS: Write your goals down and keep them where you can see them
every day. Read them daily.

BE CLEAR ABOUT YOUR GOALS: Clarity helps you to know what you want. It helps
you to differentiate between negative opportunities and positive opportunities.
It gives you focus.

BE SPECIFIC: One of the reasons people can’t achieve their goals is because
their goals are too vague. Narrow your goal to a specific thing you want to
achieve. Instead of saying I want to lose weight. Say I want to lose 5kg of

SET AN ACHIEVABLE TIMEFRAME: How long will it take you to achieve this goal of
losing 5kg of weight. Is your time frame achievable? Set timeframes according
to your ability. 


SET MILESTONES: If your goal is to lose 5 kg of weight in 5 weeks, what will be
the evidence that you are making progress? Setting milestones will help you
keep track of your progress. If by week 1 you lose 1kg weight, you’ll know your
goal is achievable and it will help to strengthen you more.

CREATE AN ACTION PLAN: Most resolutions and goals fail because they lack step-by-step
guide on how to achieve them. Don’t just stop at setting the goals, write a
detailed procedure on how to make them work. Set a specific timeframe for each

TAKE ACTION: Your goals and plans will not work by themselves if you do not
take action. Take action, no matter how small. Don’t think of starting big. It
is very okay to start small. You move from place to place by starting with just
a step. It is the cumulative effect of those small steps that take you to your
destination. Start small but don’t settle for less.

make a new year’s resolution, set compelling goals. You have to be actively
involved. You have to be the one turning your steering in the direction you

John Ukpanukpong.

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