Why I Don’t Believe in Setting New Year’s Resolutions (and What I Think We Should Focus on Instead)
I can’t believe Christmas is already over! It came and went so fast!
Now it’s that wonderful time of the year where New Year’s Resolutions are right around the corner.
But guess what? I’m not setting any.
It’s not because I’m against goals setting. I have personal goals.
However, I am against New Year’s Resolutions because most of them are forgotten by February 1st.
The hard truth is that only 8% of the people who set New Year’s Resolutions actually complete them.
Yep, you read that right….a whopping 92% of people don’t achieve their New Year’s Resolution.
Those stats aren’t too promising are they?
Typical New Year’s Resolutions are focused on the outcome. Little attention is given to the daily actions which are often monotonous, boring, and even mundane.
But the daily actions, no matter how redundant and unexciting they may seem, are what actually lead to massive results.
One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is weight loss goals. I’ve done this myself before. I remember setting weight loss goals year after year. I would find myself in the same place at the end of the year.
Because here’s the thing, it’s easy to set a goal to lose 20 or 30 pounds. But the hard part is actually doing the work that it takes to reach those goals.
Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = Radical Results
The results come from the daily activity.
I totally realize that focusing on daily activity is unsexy, but chasing sexy, “quick” results never really helps us achieve what we’re after.
The magic happens in the action. Focusing on taking daily actions is truly how we can wake up on December 31st of next year and be freakin’ pumped because we accomplished everything we wanted.
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”
The key is to figure out what you want to accomplish (goal) and then focus on what daily activities you need to do each day or week to reach your goal.
I know it’s hard to get over the “I want it now mentality.” I still have to remind myself of this all the time.
Instant gratification is a tricky little trap. It’s feels good to get everything right now. But rarely do things work that way in life and even if we do get it quick, it probably won’t last.
Just think of all the “quick fix” diets out there. Do you really want to lose 20 pounds fast just to gain it back?!?!? NO WAY!
That being said, I’m challenging you to shift your mindset about New Year’s Resolutions. Let’s screw the resolutions and instead focus on taking the appropriate daily activity.
That being said, I’m super pumped about a brand new challenge I’m hosting.
It’s the Evolution of the Resolution Challenge, and I created it because I want to help women reach their 2017 fitness goals in a manner that is reasonable, attainable, and sustainable.
I want to help you set yourself up to actually reach your goals at the end of 2017.
It’s 21 days, it’s 100% FREE, and there’s prizes involved.
All the action starts on Monday, January 2nd. Join the challenge today—-> http://chrissyking.com/evolutionoftheresolution/
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Let’s jump into 2017 with the right mindset 🙂