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You know what they say, New Year’s Eve resolutions don’t work.

I read lately that at least half of the resolutions you make at the end of December will fail. Well, if that isn’t promising! It’s like going to a bunch of job interviews, knowing you probably won’t get the job anyway. Do we really want to waste our motivation, when we can expect to get nothing in return?

New Year, New You?

A lot of the people I know don’t make resolutions for New Year’s Eve anymore. Experience taught them to give up.

I have to admit: I am not one of them. Mainly, because I think you should never ever miss an opportunity to set up new goals to grow. New Year’s Eve is just another possibility. And at the end of the year, it’s so much easier to believe that with the past year gone, your least favorite traits will soon disappear as well.

In the middle of 2017, I already accomplished many things I always wanted to achieve, like working out at least every second day, always keeping the apartment clean, setting up a blog and constantly working on it. Sometimes I fall back into old habits, letting things slip. You know, habits die hard. But if you establish a routine, reaching goals is really easy.

I believe, when it comes to resolutions, actually reaching the goal is secondary. It’s all about the experiences you make on the way. It’s not the achieved goal that proves you have changed, but the downfalls you were able to withstand while working on them. This is the real growth. Most of us, me included, often give up too soon. My uncle, who came from nothing and is an extremly successful entrepeneur today, always said: The only difference between people who succeed and those who don’t is not that they try harder. They try longer.

So, my resolutions for 2018: Drinking enough water daily (so hard for me!), going to bed before midnight (they do say creative people work at night?), doubling the followers on my Instagram account (thanks algorithm, for making it so hard for us newbies), introducing a new food category on my blog (I studied nutrition, after all), keeping up my running routine even in winter, no matter what weather I face outside (it was so easy in the summer).

If I’m not able to accomplish all of this by the end of the year, I will still have improved. Just because I tried.



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