With 2018 already upon us, I’m sure there are quite a few people who have already made and started their New Year’s resolutions in some way or manner. New year, new you, right?

But how many people can actually say they have or will stick to their newfound goals? There are many who don’t have the will to continue the amount of time and devotion needed even after the new year begins.

Honestly, if you’re not going to try to even attempt keeping your set goal, why bother making one in the first place?

Sure, you might find it satisfying for the first few weeks you religiously work on your goal, but if you know you won’t truly finish, then everything ends up being for nothing.

In the end, you will most likely play it off as, “you were too busy,” or simply say, “I’ll just do it next year.”

Well, news flash, this is not how New Year’s resolutions work. These goals are meant to help motivate you to do better and be better. They are a reflection of your past year and your past you. By setting new goals, you have acknowledged your faults and are showing a willingness to change them.

Whenever people make a New Year’s resolution and then just as easily break them, it seems like they were never serious in the first place.

I personally never make resolutions because I feel like completing them is a chore and often resent the idea of having to work on my goals.

Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand why other people make New Year’s resolutions. What I can’t stand though is when people make a goal and then never finish it. It’s like all your hard work up until now has gone to waste.

If you’re finding it hard to keep a New Year’s resolution, then simply adjust it to be a more attainable goal. It’s perfectly acceptable to change a goal and much better than never coming back to it.

Resolutions at the beginning of the new year are theoretically a great idea, but only if done in practice.

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