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January 17, 2019

Why Are New Year’s Resolutions So Easy To Break?

Source: forbes.com | Re-Post Fight for Life Foundation 1/17/2019 –

It’s a time-honored tradition at the end of year to make lists of our new year’s resolutions – of all the ways we’re planning on bettering ourselves in the upcoming year. But then, of course, despite the best of intentions, our aspirations often slip, and we don’t necessarily achieve all of our self-improvement goals.

So it got me thinking. In addition to creating a list of our ambitions and resolutions, how about a list of our typical New Year’s stumbling blocks: the things that typically hold us back from reaching our self-improvement goals.

Here’s my top three list. I’ll be curious to see how it compares to yours.

Stumbling block one. Substituting an easier task for the task you really should be doing. You know you really should go to that networking event to meet people, but you decide to send out LinkedIn invitations instead. Your gut tells you it would be the perfect time to actually stand up and give an old-fashioned speech to your team – to rally the troops… but you happen to hate public speaking. And so you send a nice email instead. These examples are all avoiding by substituting. And they hold you back from achieving your true goals by avoiding what you fear by substituting with something easier – but, ultimately, far less effective.

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