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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS: WHY THEY FAIL AND HOW TO MAKE THEM STICK

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At the beginning of every year, we go through the same cycle of making New Year resolutions. These usually range from resolutions to work harder, make better financial decisions, exercise more, quit smoking, make new friends, lose weight (or in my own case, gain weight) and read more books. However, a recent study of New Year resolutions and their rate of success discovered that only about 9.2% of New Year resolutions are successful and the average length of most New Year resolutions is six months. Six months may not seem like such a bad run for a New Year resolution but then again, your aim was to stretch the resolution to last a year, not six months. Therefore, six months won’t do. After closely studying mine and other people’s New Year resolution patterns, I have put together some theories as to why they fail and tips on how to follow through on your resolutions.
1. DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF SMALL VICTORIES: Whether you’re working on acquiring a new good habit, dropping an old bad one or i…