Hate To Break It To You, But Your New Year's Resolutions Are Crap
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Hate To Break It To You, But Your New Year's Resolutions Are Crap

What's stopping you from working towards your goals today?

Hate To Break It To You, But Your New Year's Resolutions Are Crap

To be honest, New Year resolutions are complete crap and a waste of time. Bold thing to say? Oh yeah, but why not start your resolutions now? What's the difference between December 31, 2017 and January 1, 2018? Literally nothing except the date.

I've always hated New Years resolutions, and I never made any. In theory, they sound great, but they don't work. It's good to have goals, and it's good to strive towards those goals, but why wait until the new year? What's stopping you from starting it tomorrow or even today? I don't see the point in waiting when it can happen any other time. If you need the date to change, just wait until midnight one night, and boom. It's a new day.

Most people strive to go to the gym to lose weight, but why can't you do that now? Because life is getting in the way? Hate to break it to you, but life is always going to get in the way because that's what it does. Tell life to move aside and make time to achieve your goals starting today. If you really want to achieve that goal, you wouldn't wait. You'd be starting immediately instead of waiting for the new year.

Some people claim it's a "fresh start" which is crap, too. I'm not going to just wipe the slate clean for everyone who has done me wrong or expect others to do the same for me. Plus, people don't change. Maybe some, but they don't change their entire persona just because the year changed; it just isn't realistic. I'm also not going to go forget about the things that have happened to me the following year simply because the year changed. It just doesn't make sense. Remember what happened to you this year and years past. It is what made you who you are today, and that person is probably pretty great.

Setting goals is great, as I said, but think about what is keeping you from achieving those goals today. If you can start working towards those goals today, why not start? Why do you have to wait until the year to change to start when there is no reason you can't start sooner. Setting a New Years resolution is setting you up for failure because you're setting something up that may not even be attainable unless you plan for it.

Instead, I encourage you to take a good, long look at yourself and reflect on the past year. Think about the things you went through, and how you got through them. Learn from those hardships, lessons, mistakes and implement them in the new year. Attain those goals, but make sure you can achieve them before you attempt and disappoint yourself. More importantly, look forward to the new year because you'll be another year wiser.

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