“This is the year! I’m going to lose twenty pounds, go back to school, learn a new language, read two books a month and take better care of my skin!”
You might eat two salads, look into an online degree program only to get distracted by Facebook, order a book on Amazon that ends up sitting on a shelf and buy new skin care products that you use for a week and forget about.
“But you’re being so negative!”
No. I’m being realistic.
The majority of New Year Resolutions fail — that’s a fact. Around 50% of the population makes resolutions, with most of them focusing on weight loss and financial goals. And according to the U.S. News and World Report, around 80% of those resolutions fail by mid-February. Why?
There are several factors contributing to the failure of resolutions. Read on to learn why they fail and how you can set yourself up for success with our goal setting tips.