The most common New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, exercise more, spend more time with the family, quit smoking, drink less…etc. But do we stick to them?
Apparently not; statistically, only 8% of people succeed in achieving their New Year’s resolution.
If I were to make myself New Year’s resolutions for this year then I would tell myself to write more, to regularly update my blog and as usual…to be healthier! Oh…and to save money, work harder, be nicer to people…the list could go on. These are things I tell myself every year.
When I look back at 2011 I can list lots of things I have done. I passed my driving test, I wrote the school play, I sat my exams, I left school, I turned 18, I changed jobs and I started University. None of these things were resolutions, or even really planned as such.
Instead of making resolutions though I think you should ask yourself where do you want to be this time next year? What should you have achieved? To be successful, you need to have lots of goals, be willing to change what you have now, even if it is good and know exactly what it is you want next.
The real question in this though is why do so many people fail when attempting to stick to a resolution? A resolution is about trying to make some sort of change in your life and we all know that the general population are scared of change.
When you go back to the roots of human natures wants and needs we can see that people don’t want to change, they like their comfort zones and have a fear of new experiences. It is the fear that the change won’t be in the right direction. This is ironic as naturally humans are constantly evolving.
I personally hope the 2012 is great and that next year I can look back and list lots of things I have achieved. I wouldn’t ever want to regret a whole year.
Oh…but I would like to be part of the 8% who achieves their New Year’s resolutions and write more and keep my blog updated too…
Until next time.