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Why New Year’s Resolutions don’t work

By Jennifer Sage On December 29, 2011 No Comments

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Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual resolutions. Next week, you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
Mark Twain

See? Even Mark Twain knows that resolutions do not work!

Why do most resolutions fail? Perhaps one reason is because we joke about how ineffective they are, and deep down inside we know it’s a waste of time to make them. We know that most likely we will end up depressed (once again) that we could not last a month before we “fail” at our promises to ourselves to do “XYZ” better or to not do “ABC” any more. The primary reason why they fail however is because we do not even believe ourselves. We do not have a “why” behind our goals – we are just going through the motions.


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