6 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS WE SHOULDN’T JOIN THE CROWD IN MAKING

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When it gets closer to the New Year, there is usually this frenzy that comes with the New Year, especially the beginning period of a New Year. The January 1st frenzy makes people set unrealistic targets without plans and discipline to achieving them.

Unfortunately, many of the promises we make for ourselves are broken just shortly after. According to a stat carried on statisticbrain.com, 45 percent of Americans make New Year resolutions and only about 8 percent are successful in achieving their resolutions. This goes on to say most resolutions are done for the wrong motive with the wrong motivation and without a tangible plan to see through it. It’s not only an American thing; all over the world, people are engrossed with resolutions every new year and yet again every new year.

As revealed by statisticbrain.com, the top 10 New Year resolutions are losing weight, getting organised, spend less and save more, enjoy life to the fullest, stay fit and healthy, learn something exciting, quit smoking, help others in their dreams, fall in love and spend more time with family; but it almost goes back to the same old story after a while.

We would soon be welcomed to the New Year, but I’d share some New Year resolutions you shouldn’t necessarily join the crowd in making.

1. TO FIND LOVE

People make that resolution to find love, but this is something that you don’t even have the power to find, and when you are crazed with finding love, you might find it with the wrong person who might end up using you purely for selfish purposes. Rather, love yourself because you’d only be appreciated when you truly appreciate yourself.

2. YOU MUST ACHIEVE…

Everyone has what they want to achieve over a calendar period; but making a plan shouldn’t necessarily come with the word ‘MUST’. If you notice, it’s now a cliché when people say they must achieve this and that by the New Year; this really is putting yourself under undue pressure and by this depression might step in if things don’t go as desired.

3. YOU MUST MAKE *** AMOUNT OF MONEY

People set targets of making a ridiculous amount of money without probably a plan in making that possible. Rather than setting such targets, follow your dreams, work hard, work smart, be diligent and passionate about what you do and the rest would come.

4. QUIT YOUR JOB AND WAIT FOR A DREAM JOB/CAREER

Quitting your job isn’t a problem, but ‘waiting’ for a dream job or career is the problem. I’ve probably seen or heard of a few cases where this happens due to the optimism that borders around the New Year. Don’t quit your job until you’re sure of a new one or you have set out plans to start up a new business. Waiting is never a good option; it would never pay the bills.

5. WIN AN EX

This is another disturbing New Year resolution; if your ex has moved on, you should move on; if that ex still appreciates you then such a person would show it and take necessary steps, otherwise, forget that person and move on.

6. CHANGE YOUR PARTNER

Changing your partner is hardly ever a realistic objective; you don’t have dominion over your partner and probably can’t change that partner. The only person that can change a person is that person, all you can try to do is influence that person, but the change is still down to the person. Changing your partner might mean forcing a lot on that person and that would lead a backdrop in the relationship; influence your partner by being subtle and being a better partner yourself.

 

You don’t necessarily need a January 1st to make a resolution; when it’s past that first week or month of the new year, the motivation begins to diminish because it’s backed on the wrong motivational principle.

Make every day be the New Year resolution for you with the right motivation and dedication —you don’t have to set unrealistic targets, but you need a good plan.

Shawn  

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