Forget About Your New Year’s Resolutions!

I hope your holidays were great! I’m just wrapping up a couple of work tasks and getting ready for a fun family New Year’s Eve with friends and their kids. Before heading out to the party, I wanted to share some thoughts on the 1st of January and how it can impact your 2023.

In case it slipped your mind, tomorrow is the start of a new year and the launch of millions of new “resolutions”. This year I’m encouraging you to:


Yes, that’s right. Simply stop setting resolutions! Don’t worry, I’m not saying you should abandon the changes you want to make this coming year, I’m just saying that the entire process is flawed and sets people up for failure.

There is a better way.

Here’s the typical scenario…and how to fix it. Every January, millions of people “resolve” to “get fit” and “lose weight” in the coming year. I’m sure you’ve had those goals on your list in the past. Unfortunately, only about 8% of resolutions will ever be accomplished.

There are many factors involved, but they basically come down to 4 simple mistakes.

  • Unrealistic goals

  • Lack of preparation

  • Lack of clarity

  • Lack of support

As you probably guessed, I’m not a fan of resolutions in the typical sense. For most people, they are merely a wish or “shot in the dark” aspiration that never comes to fruition.

Sure, the New Year is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and to make some tweaks to your plan for the coming year. However, the changes you make should be more than frustration and desperation fuelled wish as the clock strikes midnight.

Your New Year’s resolutions should be part of the bigger picture

Your “resolution” should be part of the bigger picture, have an emotional component, a clear plan for success, and much more. I encourage you to make 2023 your best year ever and to do something different. Here is your basic roadmap for success!

  • Get clear on what you want to accomplish (REALLY think about it, and WHY it matters)

  • Get your ducks in a row and PLAN for success

  • Make sure what you want to do is REALISTIC

  • Get professional HELP in making it happen. Just book your free Success Coaching Session with FRESH! team and let’s work towards your objectives together!

  • Reassess and ADJUST course at regular intervals

Have a great New Year!

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  1. I love the idea of forgetting about your new year’s resolutions. Instead, your idea of getting clear, being realistic, and planning for success is powerful!

  2. Thanks this post! I agree, with the desire of doing something is not enough, we must define them to be realistic, clear and planned!

  3. I agree! Having a plan, being consistent, and making the goals realistic. This is what I have done for the new year! 🙂

  4. I think making goals is great, but unfortunately a lot of them that fall under New Year’s resolution never get done due to inaction. Action is the best intention, especially if you want to get better physically or mentally. Making a plan and starting it, but also making sure that plan is flexible so you’re not burning yourself out to meet it is good. Great post and thanks for sharing.

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