There’s a lot of talk about why New Year’s resolutions actually don’t do us any favors. Looking back at last year, you might be able to do things better this year. After all, any failure is actually one more step towards success. If you didn’t get what you had hoped to get accomplished in 2018, there are some common reasons why that’s the case.
You probably had all the energy and commitment at the beginning go of the year, but when you look back, how much did you get done? If you didn’t accomplish what you wanted to get done, you’re not alone. Did you know that about 80% of people’s New Year’s resolutions fail. There are reasons for that which we are going to discuss. If you want to get things done in this, here are some reasons why.
1. You’re Not Being Consistent
If you’re not consistent, it won’t be possible to move forward. You might feel excited to start a project but every idea needs a lot of love put into it, all the way until the end. There are ways to make it easier on yourself when it comes to consistency. The nice thing about it too is that you don’t have to do much each day.
2. You Don’t Make a Plan
A goal needs a bit of project management. When you write down a goal, don’t forget to write a plan out of how you can accomplish the goal. Figure out how you will get what you want this year by planning it out in detail. Write it all down too.
3. You are Complacent
Complacency is opposed to the progress you’re looking to make in your life. If you sit in your comfort zone, you’re not going to get any of the things you say you want. The comfort zone isn’t the safe zone. Nothing ever changes here, but the world around you does. You may as well make changes too, and benefit from the growth that comes with it. Get out of your comfort zone in 2019.
4. Small-Minded Thinking
When you’re setting goals, how large do you think? Do you set out goals with the mindset of unlimited possibilities? It’s okay if you set lofty goals and don’t succeed. It is likely that you’ll get some forward motion towards what you want. If you want a million dollars and work towards that goal, it might propel you to $500,000 because your eye is on the prize. That’s still success. When you dream big, you’ll put maximum effort into it.
5. Hanging Out with the Wrong Crowd
There is something to be said about the five people you spend most of your time with. They are important for where you will end up in life. If you have people in your life that are successful, you’re going to be successful too. Your friends are a mirror of who you are. If you are missing goals all the time, look at who you spend time with. This could be a clue of what’s going on in your life.
6. You Don’t Admit You’re Wrong
There is a saying that a wise man knows he knows nothing. The fool won’t accept constructive criticism, which means he never grows. You have to be willing to accept that you’re wrong and be okay if someone corrects you. This could put you on the right course in the end.
7. Too Much Micro Managing
Micro managing is not a great way to make leaps and bounds in life. You are focused on controlling others, which means you may even be stunting their growth. You won’t be able to get where you want to go if you’re focusing on a fear that something might go wrong if you don’t have a handle on it.
8. You Give Too Much of Yourself
It’s good to be kind, but when you become a door mat or don’t do things in your own life, you won’t meet your goals. You’ll be far too exhausted when you can’t say no to others. This is especially the case if you’re doing it simply to please people. This is a major energy waster.
9. You Care What Other People Think
If you’re setting goals with other people’s opinion in mind, it doesn’t come from a place of honesty. That means that the goals likely won’t be met because you don’t really even want them for yourself. Learn to hear your own voice and go for what you want in life. It’s easier to work for a goal that you truly care about. If someone has their opinion about it, ignore it.
10. You Don’t Make Changes
If you’re always doing things the same way, you won’t see different results. What you didn’t get done last year is likely because you continued on with the same actions and habits. It is your actions that create the results. Work differently and harder this coming year for the things you really want. That’s when you’ll see things starting to happen for you.
11. You Aren’t Healthy
Realistically, part of pursuing your dreams is to take care of your mind and body. If you want to achieve things, starting with healthy eating, a good night’s sleep, and a workout regime will help you more than you realize. You will have a clear mindset, and you’re hitting the ground running when you commit to health goals. It keeps you more energetic and motivated.
12. You are a One Person Show
When you’re doing everything by yourself in a business setting, you are going to get less accomplished. Sometimes it really does take an army to accomplish what you want done. At least a few people helping you along the way is recommended. If you get hurt and something happens, it’s good to have a team that helps you meet your goals even when you have to go on a hiatus.
Goals are a good thing to have and the new year allows you to keep progress on the goals. If you make a good plan as to how to achieve them, that’s going to help you a lot. Knowing why things went sideways last year will help you accomplish goals for this year. This is the time to correct the course and accomplish those things you want in life.