New Year’s is approaching. 2023 will become 2024. Making New Year’s Resolutions is a popular thing to do at the end of the year. Here is a look at the problem with New Year’s resolutions.
The Problem With New Year’s Resolutions
Many People Do Not Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions
The main problem with New Year’s resolutions is that many never keep them. Someone may participate because their friends are making New Year’s resolutions. It is the thing that people do at the end of every year.
People do not stick to their resolutions because they are more of a social thing. As a result, it is just what people are told to do at the end of each year.
According to Forbes, most people fail to keep their New Year’s resolution by the third month. This is not surprising since, in the same article, Forbes writes, “62% say they feel pressured to set a new year’s resolution.” If someone feels pressured to do something, they most likely will not do it.
A person must want to actively choose to make a change, set a goal, and devise a plan. Resolutions are not goals.
Resolutions Are Not Goals
A resolution is different from a goal. The Wordnik Dictionary defines resolutions as “a firm decision to do something.” In contrast, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines a goal as “the end toward which effort is directed,” an aim.
A New Year’s resolution is simply choosing to do something without an end in mind. There must be some aim or objective that one is working to complete. If it is abstract and without a process of achieving it, most people will not finish a short or long-term goal. For this reason, it is best to set goals.
Forget about having a New Year’s resolution this year. Instead, decide to set a goal.
The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that they are not goals. Goal setting is different from a resolution. A resolution is vague. A goal is an aim that a person is working to complete.