It’s that time of year again. At the time of writing this post, we’re only 3 days into the new year, and I have heard countless friends and family speak about their New Years resolutions. Every time one of my loved ones tells me their resolution, I roll my eyes and disconnect from the conversation. Not because I’m an asshole, but because I hear the same thing again and again, year after year. I’ve heard the greatest hits – I’m going to join the gym, I’m going to stop drinking so much, I’m going to cut down on sugar, I’m going vegan, I’m going to read more, I’m going to learn a language and on and on it goes. I hear the same resolutions, year after year and guess what? They never achieve them! Within 2 weeks, they’ve stopped and are back to their old ways. As a business coach, I’m going to tell you why New Years resolutions are a waste of time!
You’re Not Serious About Self Development
The first reason why New Years resolutions are a waste of time is that you aren’t that serious about your self development. I know that sounds harsh. But if you were serious, then you wouldn’t wait till the new year to change.
People who are serious about their self development are constantly working on themselves throughout the year. That’s 365, 24/7 baby! Imagine this scenario – if it’s the summer and you want to exercise more, would you wait till new year or do something there and then? Of course you’d do something straight away.
New Years resolutions are a plastic fad for people who aren’t serious about improving themselves on a regular basis. Resolutions are a way for them to temporarily feel better about themselves. However, this won’t last.
You Don’t Know How To Develop Consistency
Next up on why New Years resolutions are a waste of time is not understanding the need for true consistency. Most resolutions fail within the first 2 weeks. Consistency is one of the biggest enemies to change. Making lasting change is hard. Most people have a surface level of the need for consistency, but they don’t know how to develop consistency in their lives. As a business coach, one of the things I work with my clients on the most is developing consistency. This could be consistently waking up early, doing sales activity, creating marketing content, being aware and curbing the way they speak to people and much more. If you don’t know how important consistency is and how to embed it in your life, then you’re wasting your time.
You’re Going Along With The Herd
Lastly on why New Years resolutions are a waste of time is that you’re simply going along with social pressure. The masses do resolutions and fail. Why are you doing the same? Successful people don’t do what the masses do. Don’t bow to social pressure. Go against the grain and do things on your terms in your time.
If you’re going to change, then change. Now. Don’t wait till the new year begins. Make self development a regular part of your life. Work on developing consistency in your life. You’ll make far more progress this way than the vast majority. Go ahead – make a change.