Reasons Resolutions Break

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on January 20, 2020 - 4:12pm

Happy New Year from all of us at Life By Design! May 2020 be the best year you and your loved ones have ever had.

At Life By Design, we love New Year's resolutions. Truth be told, we love anything that makes you better, more successful and, happier...New Year's Resolutions hold that potential.

There is one problem...

We have a really tough time sticking to them.

When we look at the data, we see that the vast majority of people not only can't keep their New Year's Resolutions, they can't keep them for more than a week after committing to them.

Even more painful (and incorrect) are the reasons you tell yourself you can't keep them: "I lack will power," "I'm lazy," "I'm a procrastinator," or worse.

It might be true, you could be those things, but in our experience in dealing with patients and coaching clients, most people are not.

In our experience, most people are not broken, lazy, stupid, etc...

They lack the understanding of how to properly set goals, execute a plan and, lack an understanding of how motivation works.

The cultural image of sacrifice comes to mind. Typically when see (or read or listen to) someone striving for their goals or desires we see the portrayal of someone struggling against all the odds while doing what they hate to get what they want. This might make for great drama, but it is not what realistic goal achievement is all about.

Here Is What We Covered

  • How goal setting works and how many goals you should be realistically setting.
  • The real personality trait that prevents you from succeeding, hint, it's not willpower.
  • Understanding motivation and where true inspiration comes from.

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