Forget New Year, New You. Do This Instead.

Forget New Year, New You. Do This Instead.

In theory, new year resolutions are great. They?re nothing more than goals, which are the lifeblood of a successful entrepreneur. But in reality, new year resolutions suck. Here?s why only 8% of us (at best) keep the ?new year, new you? plan we so eagerly embark upon every January 1st. (Next we?ll talk about how to become one of the 8%ers). There are two main reasons the gym is overloaded with people in January and back to normal by February. First, we try to make too many resolutions. Somehow, we expect the completely arbitrary date of January 1 to be the day our life does a total 180. When we wake up on this magical morning, every bad habit we have will be gone, replaced by new productive, healthy, happy habits. But the burden of making all these drastic changes at once becomes too much. And with each small failure to stick to the resolution, our resolve gets weaker, our self-talk turns negative, and we slip into the second reason for failure, which has to do with our subconscious expectation. No matter how bad we tell ourselves this is going to be ?my year,? chances are great that your subconscious is singing a whole different tune. Our brain knows that year after year we?ve failed to keep these resolutions. And even worse, our brain knows that IT?S OKAY. It?s completely socially acceptable to fail at your new year resolutions. In fact, I bet many of us would be ostracized in conversation with our friends if we were actually? ?that person? who isn?t laughing in February at all their failures....