Sorry to break it to you if you’ve made some great new year’s resolutions recently, but the majority of resolutions actually fail come February – around 80%, in fact. This shouldn’t put you off making goals that could help you to improve your life. After all, everybody should aim to get better in one way or another, whether that’s managing money better, getting more sleep, reading more books, or doing something else that’s beneficial and meaningful. Making changes like this to your life can mean you enjoy life more and find your life more fulfilling.
However, failing your resolutions can be disheartening, and can send you off on a downward spiral. Some people have an ‘all or nothing’ mentality, and this means that failing a new year’s resolution can put them even further back then when they first began their quest to improve.
Perhaps you have an all or nothing mentality and you really need to cut yourself some slack. You don’t have to be perfect to reach your goals, or have absolutely everything laid out – you just need to keep moving forward, remember your ‘why’, and find other ways to be better than you were yesterday.
Below, we’ll discuss a few more reasons why you may be failing when it comes to improving aspects of your life, and you’ll find some ideas to help you overcome them, too.
You Haven’t Managed Your Time Properly
Proper time management is absolutely key, whatever it is you want to achieve. You need to make sure that you are prioritizing your most important tasks, and getting them done before anything else so that they aren’t bogging you down all day. For example, if your resolutions are to stay physically and mentally fit, why not meditate and workout before the rest of your day begins? Then you’re already off to a winning start!
You Haven’t Found The Right Help
You won’t always be able to do things alone. In fact, it’s a good idea to get some help from time to time. Perhaps you’d benefit from speaking to a career counselor if you want a new job, or a financial advisor if you want to finally get your finances in order. You might even benefit from an expungement attorney if you want to make sure that your past mistakes aren’t impacting your future opportunities. Do your research – a mentor could even be a great idea for you.
You’re Not Looking At This In The Long Term
Whatever it is you want to achieve, you need to come up with a plan that’s sustainable. Don’t be afraid to take it slow at first.
You’re Overthinking Things
Sometimes you need to stop thinking and just start doing. Just take one baby step in the right direction. All success is, is a series of baby steps!
You Don’t Have A Strong Enough ‘Why’
A strong ‘why’ will keep you going when things get tough. Write yours down and put them somewhere you can see them.
You’re Not Tracking Your Results
Tracking your results can help you to see how far you’ve come and help you to stay motivated. You could keep a journal to monitor your progress, for example.
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