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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Set New Year’s Resolutions This Year

Dec 28 2017



We’re all for resolutions and goals here at LK, but sometimes it seems people drop their New Year’s Resolutions as soon as the ball drops.  (That’s a sure way to failure!)  Set some resolutions this year—just be sure you aren’t setting yourself up to fail by doing it for the wrong reasons.

Here’s where resolutions go wrong and how to make them right:

1.  Because everyone else is doing it.

Like mom always says, just because everyone is doing it doesn’t mean you should, too.  If you already have some goals in place, why set a whole bunch of new ones?  Just focus on achieving your current goals well!

2.  Because it’s New Year’s Eve and you haven’t come up with anything yet.

Same advice as above.  Only make new resolutions if they’re meaningful.

3.  Because you want to achieve one very large, very lofty goal.

Lofty goals can be good, but if you want to achieve something grand, you’re better off to break it down into bitesize pieces.  Set some short-term goals underneath the larger goal.  For example, say I want to land a double axel this year.  I might set some smaller goals like, “this much air time in a large single axel” or “land five double axels off-ice.”  Each smaller goal achieved is a mini celebration on the way to the loftier goal!

4.  Because you want something impressive to post to social media.

New Year’s Resolutions and goals aren’t about other people—they’re about you.  If you are driven to reach for bigger and brighter things just because you want everybody’s eyes on you, your motive is mistaken.  There’s nothing wrong with being great at what you do, but at the end of the day, you have to be satisfied—even if your achieved goals are never cheered on by all those around you.  Make sure your goals mean something to you.  Honestly, if your goal is important to you, it will be much easier to work toward achieving it!

New Year’s Resolution’s aren’t bad by any means.  So set some this year—just make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons! J  And don’t only set them—go out there and get them!