WHY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS ARE USELESS – and what you should do instead

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In this video, I’m going to show you why making a new years resolution is pretty much useless.

Most people make resolutions with good intentions but the majority of these resolutions don’t really amount to much. Every year the same people will make the same resolutions again, only to fail once more.

Don’t you get tired of not achieving your resolutions? Don’t you wish that there was a way that you could actually achieve those goals? Well, there is. But to do that, you’re going to have to stop making new years resolutions.

Why does this even happen? Why do people give up so easily on their resolutions when they had so much conviction and passion on 31st december. The answer to this question, lies in our psychology.

Timothy Pychyl, a professor of psychology at Carleton University in Canada, says that resolutions are a form of “cultural procrastination,” an effort to reinvent oneself. Resoutions are a way of motivating themselves. In this video we’ll see how his research is applied to understand new year’s resolutions.

Instead of doing actual work we make a new year’s resolution. We tell the world we’re going to do something, but then we don’t.

Now I got this information from a fascinating ted talk by derek sivers. Which you should definitely check out.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHopJHSlVo4

So the main takeaway is this, the people who announce their goals, work less hard and quit earlier. This explains why so many new year’s resolutions fail.


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