No announcement yet.

Seven Reasons Most New Year's Resolutions Fail ... and Why Yours WON'T

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Seven Reasons Most New Year's Resolutions Fail ... and Why Yours WON'T

    Early last week, about 100 million Americans made New Year's resolutions. The most popular ones, according to, may very well sound familiar to you:
    • Lose Weight
    • Pay Off Debt
    • Save Money
    • Get a Better Job
    • Get Fit
    • Eat Right
    • Get a Better Education
    • Drink Less Alcohol
    • Quit Smoking Now
    • Reduce Stress Overall
    • Reduce Stress at Work
    • Take a Trip
    • Volunteer to Help Others

    Yet, surveys say that only a fraction of these good intentions will actually pay off: anywhere from 80 percent to 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail.


    1. You allow your feelings to control you.
    “The main reason that people abandon their New Year’s resolutions is that resistance and other negative emotions arise -- and instead of releasing them, people allow the feelings to dictate what they do or do not do,” says Hale Dwoskin, CEO and director of training of Sedona Training Associates.

    2. You’re not committed.
    You'd like to lose weight in the New Year, but did you actually map out your exercise program or get rid of the junk food in your pantry? Or, if you resolved to save money this year, did you budget how much you'll save each month, and set up the account to do so? Often, people make goals without actually taking the steps to achieve them.

    3. You’re doing it for someone else.
    If you're a people pleaser, or if you're seeking someone's approval, there's a good change your resolution is not your own. Remember, if it's not really important to YOU, it will not last.

    4. Your resolution is not realistic.
    If you resolved to lose 25 pounds in two weeks, or to quit smoking by the end of January, there's a good chance you're setting yourself up for failure due to an unrealistic goal.

    5. Your resolution is too vague.
    Goals are notorious for getting pushed aside, and one of the main reasons why is because they're too general. Your resolution must be specific for you to achieve it (i.e., 'I'll limit my alcohol to two drinks a week,' NOT 'I'll reduce how much I drink.').

    6. Your resolution is too complicated.
    If you resolved to get down to a size 2, spend more time with your kids, and start your own business, you’ve probably bit off more than you can chew. Resolutions should lead to a more fulfilling life, not more stress and burnout.

    7. You haven’t taken action.
    When you made your resolution, did you write it down? This is the first action step. Next, you must release your self-limiting emotions and take the next step forward toward achieving your goal.

    How to Make Your New Year s Resolution a Reality

    This year, you can beat the odds and achieve the goal that you made for yourself by learning a tool that has already changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

    This tool, called The Sedona Method, teaches you how to release the feelings that are holding you back in life. Whether you're afraid of failing your resolution, doubtful that you posses the ability to achieve it, or simply overwhelmed by where to start, The Method shows you how to let these negative thoughts go.

    And only when you’re finally free of these self-sabotaging emotions will you realize that you had it in you all along.

    “Remember, feelings are just feelings,” Dwoskin says.

    “They are not facts, they are not you, and you can let them go. When these feelings arise that tell you it is too hard or that it will never happen -- or whatever lie the feeling tells you -- simply let the feeling go with The Sedona Method,” he says.

    “Then anything is possible.”
    Purchase Letting Go Movie on DVD
    Purchase Beyond Letting Go
    Purchase The Sedona Method Course
    Learn The Sedona Method in 2 hours.