The title says it all, you will fail at your new year’s resolution, and I guarantee it. That is of course if you are setting the bar high enough. Discouraging? Challenging? Different people will have different emotions to being told that they will fail. But again, it is the truth, you will fail. The average person fails after just 15 days, pretty sad right? Especially since it is only 6 days short of the "21 Day Rule", to make or break a habit. So the real question is what are you going to do once you fail? Since we know it will happen. The difference between someone who accomplishes their goals and someone who doesn’t is what they do once they fail. Whatever your definition of a successful person is, they did not get there overnight. Their success is a combination of doing a lot of little things right for a long time. Of making a lot of right decisions for a long period of time. Not a once a year attempt.
So we already know going in to it that it is going to happen, we know it will be challenging, and that failure is right around the corner. But once you fail are you going to feel sorry for yourself, make excuses, hope for next year, or are you going to get right back on track? On day 15 when you have milkshake or give in to a cigarette are you going to have a meltdown or are you going to recognize the temporary setback. You see every time you fail, you can learn from the failure, and you can get stronger, better, and those 15 day stretches become longer and the failures become further and fewer in between. Whatever and whoever your definition of greatness is, I guarantee you they failed along the way. So we know you will fail, now how are you going to respond?
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