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WHY DO PEOPLE OFTEN FAIL TO MEET THEIR GOALS?

Every year, come January 1st, we all decide that this is our year.  This is the year that we make some real changes and turn this ship around.  Unfortunately though, no matter how well-intentioned our New Year’s Resolutions may be, most of us fall short of our goals and give up, or just find ourselves completely off the rails by mid February.

This frustration is very common and most people can recall that feeling of failure.  Let’s be honest, it’s painful.  Breaking a promise to yourself can manifest all kinds of negative feelings because it feels like there is no one to blame but yourself.  We’re here to tell you that’s not 100% true. 
Many people fail to stick to their resolutions for a few key of reasons.

1) Their Goals Are Not Realistic

The most popular goal at the beginning of a new year, is to get healthier.  But as a society who is obsessed our own physical appearance, or how we look at the beach in our swimsuit, most of us focus on weight loss.  It is usually the driving force behind the motivation to get fit.  Loosing a bunch of weight is such a common New Year’s Resolution that it’s almost a cliche.  And while this mentality is a good one, born from a place of constructive criticism and hope for a better future, the reality of actually “getting healthy” is often a misguided effort. 

Goals are meant to be achieved as part of a long-term process, not with a short-term quick fix.  So a better resolution, instead of signing up for a “Better Abs in 7 Days” type program, would be living a healthier lifestyle in general.  Being a better you starts with small things like eating better and taking care of your body, but for many people, staying healthy is one of the biggest obstacles in the process of creating positive change.

 For those on this journey to better health, supplements have become vastly popular.  And using dietary supplements on a regular basis is an extremely realistic goal to set for yourself.  With each day, the small achievement of taking your supplements can feel like a big victory and help to maintain your enthusiasm to keep pushing forward.

 

2) They Don't Make a Plan

Deciding to get healthy can be an exciting moment.  Envisioning a new you in a new life can spark a feeling of euphoria, in which, the future seems to be full of potential.  That vision is truly the goal most people strive to reach, but imagining a better future is only the easy part.  Doing the day to day work to actualize that vision of the future is the tough part.

When the work isn’t sufficiently planned out in detail, it’s hard to know where to start.  More importantly though, failure to define a specific plan makes it extremely difficult to gauge where you stand or track your progress along the way.  It is at this point where many of us become lost and discouraged, and the work seems to become impossible or overwhelming.  This loss of enthusiasm is known as the Failure Cycle.  It’s the reason most resolutions are given up on and left unresolved.

Truth be told, our team at Resolution12™ has definitely fallen victim to the Failure Cycle.  We know how hard making changes can be, and even more so, how hard it is to maintain a new behavior after the initial change is made.  This is why we encourage you to make the Resolution12™ Commitment and purchase your supplements in bulk.  Whether you choose a 3 month or 6 month supply, this will help you lock in your plan of attack and create a blueprint for your path to success.  Making this commitment will also eliminate any excuses that could pop up along the way.  Don’t give yourself any easy outs.

3) They Couldn't Change Their Habits

Over the years, the “21 Days” mentality has spread through the public domain of common knowledge.  It’s an idea that explains how repeating a certain behavior for 21 days is all the time it takes to create a permanent change and a new habit.  As much as we wish this theory was true, changing behavior isn't that simple. 

James Clear, author of the New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, describes in detail why this idea is a myth and how an experiment on new behaviors by Dr. Maltz (the origin of the 21 Days theory) has become widely misrepresented.  People hear what they want to hear and they want things to be quick and easy.

According to a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology by Phillippa Lally, a health psychology researcher at University College London, it takes anywhere from 18 days to 254 days for people to form a new habit.  On average, it takes 66 days (over 2 months).

 

Changing your behavior is hard and it takes time.  There is no way around it.  But when you break it down step by step, it can seem more doable and Resolution12™ wants to help. 

Change your behavior, change your life.