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Why your New Year's Resolution is going to fail (and how to beat it)!

New Years Resolutions

Let's face it, most of us make New Year's resolutions.

Partially in the health arena. Have you said things like "I'm going to lose weight, exercise more or stop smoking"?

Sadly most people fail in short order.

Some studies indicate that by Valentine's Day some 80% of us have broken our resolutions several times and are not even maintaining the original plan.

So that's the reality. But what are the reasons and how do you overcome them? I offer three simple reasons and solutions.

Reason 1: You try to eat the whole elephant. Most folks try to tackle too much too quickly. Rome wasn't built in a day and you certainly did not get to this unwanted health state overnight. Why try to do it all at once?

Solution: Tackle one step at a time. This creates the environment for success.

Reason 2: Your goals are not specific enough or there are too many.

Solution: It's OK to have a big list but cut it in half and then pick one or two to focus on in a realistic time period. Once you start making strides on that main goal the other can be introduced as a focus.

Reason 3: You have no support.

Solution: Get an accountability partner. Select someone you trust and will be honest and supportive with your quest. Another resource is a coach. Trained coaches are experts about goals, holding you accountable and helping you navigate the choppy waters every step of the way!

How is your goal setting going? Are you still on track?

Be part of the positive statistics and make your goals happen!

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