Five types of people who don’t achieve their New Year’s resolutions



New year, new me?

With 2017 in full swing, many people are working to achieve their New Year’s resolutions -whether it’s going to the gym more often, or doing better at work. However, by the end of the year, many people forgo their resolutions and go back into their old routines. In 2013, it was revealed that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions.

Here are the different types of people who aim to fulfil their New Year’s resolutions but who ultimately fail in doing so:

The complainer

This is the one who complains about every aspect of their lives, without doing anything to change. They complain about not having a job, but don’t make the effort to look for one. They complain about their weight, but don’t exercise. These are the complainers, not the doers. Due to this habit, when they make resolutions, they do not stick to them and the resolutions become a distant dream – while the complaining continues.

The one with no patience
This person expects results to appear as soon as possible. If they don’t see results quickly, they become discouraged and give up.

The procrastinator

This person makes resolutions; however, they always put off doing the things that will achieve them. As a result of this, their resolutions gather dust in their diary. Next thing they know, the year is already over.

The over-ambitious one
These people set New Year’s resolutions that are very unrealistic. Due to this, they are unable to achieve them and so give up easily. Instead of breaking down the resolutions into small goals, they create one big resolution. As Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” 

The one who gives up

This person gives up whenever they come across any difficulties when trying to achieve their goals. Nothing worth having is easy. So, instead of giving up, expect that there may be hardships on the way, so that you can prepare yourself mentally and overcome them.

No matter if it’s a new year, or a new day, the only way you will be able to change your life for the better is by taking sensible steps to achieve your goals. You can’t live a new life while doing the same things. You need to believe in yourself and persevere in order to achieve what you want.

Don’t be afraid of failure. Instead, learn from your mistakes and keep going forward. When you do these things, you’ll be part of the 8% of people who do achieve their New Year’s resolutions and only then will it really be a “Happy New Year” for you.

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