Advent Transportation Blog

Why You Shouldn’t Bother Making New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on: January 3rd, 2019

Why You Shouldn’t Bother Making New Year’s Resolutions

Millions of people around the world make New Year’s resolutions, but research has found that only a small percentage of people who make resolutions at the beginning of the year end up being successful. 25 percent of the people drop out by the first week, and 30 percent don’t make it past January. Less than half of the people even come close to sticking it out for six months. This tells us that only about 10 percent of individuals actually stick to their New Year’s resolutions for the entire 365 days.

With such discouraging statistics, the representative at our limo service in Nashville had to sit back and ask, is there any point in making New Year’s resolutions? Maybe we should quit making resolutions until we individually find out and internalize the reasons why we have been failing. In this quest, the specialists at our car service in Nashville have come up with a few plausible reasons we can all meditate on before making resolutions.

Genuine possibility

Unless we genuinely believe that we can succeed there is absolutely no reason why we should be making new year resolutions; if we do not believe we can succeed, we are undoubtedly destined to fail. Research shows that people in their 20s are more likely to stick to their New Year’s resolutions compared to people in their 50s because, the more failure we have experienced in our lives, the less likely we are to believe we can succeed. That being said, refrain from making any resolutions unless you are absolutely certain you will follow through and succeed if you do. Do not poison the chances of your future success by dooming yourself to failure now.

Timing

The beginning of the year is not the best time to make self-improvement decisions. For starters, say your goal is fitness, you will be joining hundreds, or even thousands, of other people in the gym and the prospect of displaying an out of shape body in front of so many people may be discouraging. Also, the period after the holidays tends to be very emotional and January has been identified as one of the most depressing months of the year. Making major life decisions at such an emotionally vulnerable time may be a recipe for disaster. Put off your resolutions and make them in a soberer and more objective state of mind.

Motivation

To get something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done before. But, if you have not been able to stick to your resolutions before, what makes you certain that you will succeed this year? If you have failed before, one thing is almost certain, you were not properly motivated. So, if you do not feel sufficiently motivated to put in the work that is required to achieve your goals, save yourself the heartache and put off your resolutions until a time when you are ready and willing.

Share