According to a recent article on Forbes.com, ”Studies have shown that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them.” Those statistics are alarming because only 8% of accomplished resolutions translates in 92% of failed resolutions. Fortunately, that does not have to be your story. I’ve got #jewels of wisdom that you can implement to be on the winning side of the statistic. Let’s explore some the reasons why they don’t work and viable solutions.
1. You Rely On Willpower
Willpower is about self-control, and you will certainly need self-control to accomplish your dreams, goals, and aspirations. That’s a given. However, that sort of discipline typically doesn't happen overnight. Just because you write a Facebook status with your #newyearsresolutions doesn't automatically make you equipped to complete your major goals. You need to a turn that into a changed mindset. That takes more work.
2. You Don’t Solve Problems in Advance
As a life coach, this a one of my favorite things to do. I help solve foreseeable issues to help my clients mitigate challenges. But most people don’t know how to do this. Challenges are normal but many of them can be solved in advance. If you don’t know how to look at the big picture, your resolutions will suffer.
3. You Don’t Know How to Govern Your Emotions
The road to success can be tough, as we discussed early. You're going to face pain, rejection and a number of other setbacks. Fear will try to take up residence in your mind if you don’t learn to walk in your divine authority. You may have to cry sometimes but you can’t stay down. The road to success cannot be controlled by your emotions.
4. You're Not Confident in Yourself
You have to be confident in yourself. Romans 8:31 says, “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” God is for you, so you need to be for yourself. You’re a child of the King. Go after your plans knowing who you are and you will see results.
5. You Don't Set Realistic Goals
Effective goal setting is a skill set. Don’t feel bad if you’ve never learned it, just get with the people who have. Learning this practical tool could be the thing that will take you to the next level. Many people get discouraged when they don’t see results. But be encouraged. You just need a strategy.
6. You Are Trying to Do Too Many Things At Once
If you’re a multi-passionate person, this may be your pitfall. You have so many ideas that you don’t know what you should be working on. Another issue is, when people set new goals, they don’t always realize that they need to eliminate some things from their schedule. They still have their old responsibilities. You will have to choose what you want to work on first as opposed to adding new things to your list.
7. You Are Around The Wrong People
Even if you have a desire to succeed, the wrong people can be a hindrance. If you desire to go higher but the people around you are stagnant, they can be a distraction. You need positive, successful, and optimistic people around you. Start cultivating meaningful relationships.
Collectively, all 7 points can be addressed so you can beat the statistics. You don’t have to follow that patterns of the world. You were created to be extraordinary. Do something different so you can make a difference. Your future depends on it!