Why the New Year’s resolution is a stupid tradition that you should avoid at all cost.

New Year’s resolutions are not for smart entrepreneurs. If you made a New Year’s resolution this year, erase the resolution label and make it just another goal on your long list. Waiting to set a goal until New Year’s Eve or Day is only proving your a procrastinator.
Whether it is a personal goal or a business goal smart entrepreneurs set and work on those goals on a daily basis.
Most people that make New Year’s resolutions are not goal setters normally and do not have the goal setting habits and disciplines that are gained over consistent practice and execution. So is it any wonder why most New Year’s resolutions fail? The only New Year’s resolution you should make is to become a great goal setter and abandon New Year’s resolutions for the rest of your life.


If you don’t want to take my word for it, I will leave you with some quotes from some people that have had a great deal of success in their life.

Mark Twain
New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.

Mark Twain
New Year’s Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.

Jay Leno
Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year’s resolution.

Oscar Wilde
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.

Not sure who said this but I like it.
A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.

Here are some great articles and resources on goal setting.

Goal Setting

Personal Goal Setting

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