The problem with New Year’s Resolutions

The problem with so many New Year’s resolutions is not that people set goals to become healthier.

But rather, that their intentions behind these goals may not be healthy at all.

What Do You Want to Get Out of 2017?

Maybe you want lose 30 pounds, put on lean muscle, or fit into the clothes in the back of your closet that are a few sizes down.

Or maybe the goal is to travel somewhere exotic … own something you’ve always wanted to have … or hit a financial milestone.

There’s nothing wrong with any of those goals. But let me ask you, why do you want to achieve them?

Is it for you … for the health and happiness benefits that come along with these transformations … as a stepping stone to another goal …

Or is it for somebody (or everybody) else … for bragging rights … or simply to keep up with those ubiquitous "Joneses"?

We all want to be accepted and feel loved. And I don’t think there’s a person among us who wouldn’t love the positive feedback that comes with hitting a big goal.

It’s a powerful motivator, to envision the day we let people know that we fit into our "skinny" jeans … or that our biceps or calves are "solid muscle" now.

The problem with resolutions to achieve those goals is this …

When the going gets tough, these kinds of outward-focused goals will fail us. We may stress-eat … or skip some workouts … or fret that our finances just won’t permit us to do something that would make our friends and family happy or proud.

And even if or when we achieve those goals … then what?

When we depend on the approval of others, we cannot be happy. Because once we obtain this approval, our lives only become a desperate attempt to hold on.

This can cause constant anxiety and worry … and, in many cases, a whole lot of health problems.

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If you lose this approval, only disappointment ensues — a never-ending cycle of unhappiness.

Your health is for you.

When you decide to improve your life by eating healthier, exercising more and incorporating positive habits, do a quick reality check and confirm that you are doing it for you and your well-being.

Do it for the energy and happiness that comes with a healthy lifestyle. Keep doing it as you realize how much better you feel, both physically and mentally.

Do it for your family and the responsibility you have to your children and grandchildren.

You can become healthier this year. And it begins with the proper knowledge and action plans like the information Uncommon Wisdom Daily sends you every Saturday morning.

But realize this isn’t an overnight process.

You must understand this is a never-ending journey.

And like anything worthwhile in life, there will be adversity.

But overcoming this adversity … and seeing the transformation you worked so hard for … will make you feel a hundred times better than any approval from someone else.

Success is a very, very lonely road.

Very few people are willing to make the sacrifices and take the pain to be successful.

It’s an uphill battle and along that road, you’re not going to see too many friends.

You’re going to see your own shadow most often.

You must trust in your heart that what you’re doing, what you believe in, is a worthy cause.

As you begin this journey, you’re going to see the carcasses of people who walked this path before you and failed.

And as you go along your journey, be proud of how far you’ve already come — and let it inspire you to keep moving forward, day after day.

Because as long as you’re moving forward, you will achieve your goals.

Just taking the initiative to read this message and all our health articles throughout the year tells me you have what it takes to transform your body and mind into whatever you want.

I believe in you.

And it’s been my pleasure to be here with you along the way.

So here’s to your health in 2017 and beyond.

Happy and healthy new year,

Brad

Your thoughts on “The problem with New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. That’s very true. Most people eventually give up in the face of “adversity”. Or else they figure it will be too hard so they never even start.

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