Looking Forward to A Better You
By Debra Thompson
"New Year's Day is every man's birthday." ~Charles Lamb
The New Year's resolution - it's an annual ritual for tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions more people around the world. And for good reason. It's a perfect time to honestly reevaluate the last 12 months - right along with hundreds of thousands of people around you. It's a good time to set or adjust goals and priorities.
Every year's end, people all over the planet give themselves very firm intentions that beginning on the first day of the next year they're going to quit smoking, learn to play guitar, lose weight, eat healthier, start exercising, manage their time better, learn a foreign language, begin a new hobby, begin writing that novel they've been talking about, be a better parent, friend, or spouse, etc.
It's a perfect time for people to make decisions about how they want to change their lives - a year has passed, and it's natural to think back on how this year could have been different, and envision a different life taking shape next year. And almost every one of these hundreds of millions of people making these New Year's resolutions really, sincerely means it. And yet, if we are to believe experts who study and run the numbers on these things, by the end of January only about 10% of people are succeeding at keeping their resolutions. That means 90% of the people who made resolutions have already failed at them by the end of 30 days. That leaves 11 long months until we start again with one less year in our lives.
This is a real tragedy, an unimaginable waste of your potential. What makes it even worse is that it's so unnecessary. With very few exceptions, there's no reason the other 90% of people should fail at their New Year's resolutions. Why do they?
All the reasons most people fail at their resolutions boil down to only a few causes, most of them very simple, self-inflicted and familiar. In the free ebook, "A New YOU Year," which you can download with the link below, I'm going to discuss these main reasons why people fail at their New Year's resolutions, and you're going to learn how to be among the 10% of people who actually succeed at achieving them.