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Embrace The Suck – Scott DeLuzio

In fact, a study by U.S. News found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. That study goes on to say that the reason why those resolutions fail is because we don’t change our mindset first.

Source: Embrace The Suck – Scott DeLuzio

This is so true. If you don’t start with setting your mindset up for success you’re not going to succeed. This is a great article.

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Are New Years Resolutions Worthless?

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Are New Years resolutions worthless? How many do we actually keep? We all need to work out, get more sleep, spend more time with our loved ones, save more money, etc. But how much of this do we actually do.

Instead of focusing on overarching, year-long goals, we should focus on more immediate and relatively attainable goals.

For example, I need to make sure I get on my bike trainer at least 3 times a week. I haven’t been. I thought I’d make this a New Years Resolution, but it’s too over reaching and worthless. Instead I’m going to set a goal to get on the bike at least once a week and work my way up. Before I know it it’ll be spring and riding-outside-season.

Another example, remembering to blog regularly. I can say as a New Years resolution that I’m going to blog twice a week. But it would be better if every week I looked at my schedule and decided what we realistic for that week.

What do you think of New Years Resolutions? Are they worthwhile or completely worthless?

Post your thoughts in the comments below.

Happy New Year!

Update: Britney Kennedy of OnPoint-Nutrition.com disagrees with my assertion that New Years Resolutions are worthless. Her view is that resolutions are goals and that setting goals is a good thing to do. Yearly, monthly, weekly, daily… whenever.