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A Foolproof Plan To Succeed With Your New Year’s Resolutions

Holidays can be stressful, yes? You’re making time for family gatherings, shopping, etc. For some people, just managing the holiday blues can be stressful enough without all the other commercial stuff.

And what do most people go and do? They make things even more stressful coming up with “resolutions” for the New Year because that’s what we’re supposed to do, right?

If we want to reach our goals, we’re supposed to identify what they are, figure out a plan for how we’re going to get there, and measure our results along the way to see how we’re doing. That’s Personal Development 101.

But let’s look into this a little deeper. I’d say the majority of people we work with make some sort of New Year’s resolution.

Of those who do, vast majorities are successful for that first week, but—unsurprising—by the end the month the numbers start to fall. By the end of six months the amount of successes are basically non-existent.

Studies have shown that from those who made a New Year’s resolution, only 8% of them are consistently successful with it.

The odds don’t look so great, true or true?

So you’re probably thinking, “Why the hell should I bother making New Year resolutions if there is a good chance I won’t succeed?”

Here’s why…

When it comes down to it, this is the difference between successful and unsuccessful people.

Successful people make decisions and stick to them and unsuccessful people don’t.

You’re either dead serious and 100% committed or you’re not. There is no in-between.

It’s really that simple.

Do I believe in resolutions? No not really. I don’t like them.

I like goals and I like intentions. I think resolutions are overrated but I love the idea behind them.

Look at an area you want improve or need to fix, make a commitment and do it.

But I think our society has lost sight of the process itself. It shouldn’t be ‘let’s just list everything you want to be different next year and change EVERYTHING’.

That’s the worst thing you can do. You won’t do everything so by listing everything and not doing it you’re now training yourself to NOT do what you said you would do.

That’s what unsuccessful people do. Remember we are creatures of habit.

You either have successful habits or unsuccessful habits.

We want you to build successful habits so here’s what I believe is your best chance to succeed.

First, only pick something that you’re SUPER serious and set on changing.

Something that you know deep down in your bones you want to make this thing happen.

This isn’t something that would be ‘nice to have’ or would be ‘great if it was different.’ No that’s a surefire way to fail.

Pick something that is a necessity for you to work on.

Once you have some ideas of what those necessities might be then I want you to pick only ONE resolution for now.

Why only one?

Well because the key here is to start small and create a win for yourself.

When you do this you create confidence, you create momentum and you move into more and more action.

If you have too many things going on there is a very good chance you won’t be able to do it all.

You’ll likely forget or get overwhelmed and you’ll slowly but surely start to fade away from what you wanted to achieve.

So make sure you stick to ONE resolution for now. Now when you start to engrain this resolution and it becomes part of your everyday life then and only then should you add a new resolution into your life to work on.

Fair? I hope you said yes.

And that’s it. Pretty simple, yes? It’s not anymore complicated than that.

Now for some good news!

Despite what sounds like bad odds of being successful with resolutions: People who make New Year’s resolutions are 10-times more likely to be successful at achieving their goals than those who don’t.

Duh, right?! You can’t be successful at something you haven’t defined yet.

So make sure you do something this year to improve your life and make it better than last year.

In summary, whatever resolution you make for the coming year, decide now how important it is to you, knowing deep down in your bones that fear, outdated habits or obstacles are not going to be enough to keep you from meeting your goals.

Don’t waste your time with things you aren’t SUPER serious about (for now).

And pick ONE resolution to start, no more!

I wish you nothing but the best of luck and good fortune in this upcoming year.

This has been a great year for myself and our newly formed company Harv Eker International. We have a lot of amazing NEW programs coming your way in 2017 so make sure you’re subscribed to our weekly lessons so you don’t miss a beat.

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38 thoughts on “A Foolproof Plan To Succeed With Your New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. Satish says:

    I just loved this principle of Focus : one thing at a time !

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  2. Celia says:

    Hola,
    me gustaria tener el texto en espanñol, porque mi ingles es malo.
    Gracias

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    1. Dr. Jenna says:

      Él está diciendo para centrarse en un objetivo fácil, comprometerse con él, y darse una victoria garantizada. Si lo hace, ganará impulso y tendrá más éxito en el futuro.

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  3. Brigitte says:

    Dear Harv,
    thank you for your lessons this year – they was really lifechanging for me. And also thank you for your nice humor.
    I wish you all the best also for the coming year.
    Best Regards
    Brigitte

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  4. Yowyuan says:

    Thank you, happy 2017.

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  5. nini says:

    the sugar….
    I want to dump the sugar in coffee.

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  6. marie says:

    now i only had to focus with just one GOAL for 2017! i believe everyhting else will follow 🙂 Thanks Harv, happy new year! 🙂

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  7. Thanks so much heart of this insight is priceless. Thank you for being here and being such a blessing for so many people. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a most joyful 2017

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  8. Cindy Bertram says:

    I agree 100%

    Achieving that one goal (and hitting your target head on) first will then solve the key problem or issue you’re facing.

    Then you can set up the next goal to reach.

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  9. Nora says:

    Thank you so much for the lessons of the year 2016. They are always supporting and uplifting.
    Wish You All the best for the New Year.
    Good Luck with Harv Eker International.
    Best regards
    Nora

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  10. Leila says:

    It’s just this simple. Wow! Thanks for keeping me from flying out the gate again saddled down with unreasonable expectations.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I think I’ve finally got it.

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  11. In the sea of New Years blah blah blah- Harv you have cut to the core and created more impact! Thank you! May I ask that you post this at LinkedIn? I would love to have my peers know that I am taking your advice in 2017!

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  12. TOBY says:

    The start is the tough part. I want to leave the old mindset behind. I declare war on my previous thinking and I will succeed. God bles’s ya Harv.

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  13. L.Alleman says:

    Thanks Harv, its refreshing to hear someone talk sense, instead of telling people they should try flying to the Moon under their own arm flapping

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  14. Johnny says:

    T. Harv,
    I thank you very much for the above message, it is going to help me very much in accomplishing 2017 goal. I have never been that much of yearly resolution person, but after reading your above message, I am ready to set one goal for 2017 that will move me ahead in improving my life as a 78 year old man.
    I thank you very much for what you are doing,
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!

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  15. Rusatm says:

    Got it! Thank you Harv! From Russia with love! 🙂

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  16. JohnBosco Abazie says:

    I am blessed reading this now. Such preparatory lesson for me towards 2017. It redirects my focus. I am running with it from now.

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  17. Johnbosco Abazie says:

    They are filled already

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  18. Johnbosco Abazie says:

    I was so blessed reading this now. It is doing something worthwhile in my inside now. I am getting more prepared to face 2017. Shall follow up as needs arises.

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  19. Tiffany says:

    This is relieving to read – only because I know all too well how effective adding “nice to have” ideals to a full plate are. It must be heartfelt, and be so effective that it leverages the Domino Effect, mentioned by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan in their book/ebook, “The One Thing”.
    Happy New Years to all!! Harv, your candid wisdom has definitely shaked my former belief system. What’s great is that it’s right there anytime I find myself veering off the path.
    And cheers to all of the ppl who are working to make their world a much better place – which does the exact same thing to the rest of the world.

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  20. Laura Rothenburg says:

    My name for you Harv is the Business Man with the Soul. I have enjoyed your workshops and webinars so far. You have improved my life considerably and given me so much more focus. I wish you and your family a fabulous festive season x

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  21. Dale says:

    Hello Harv Eker & team, all year I have been reading these lessons and they have been great learning for me. Happy New Year to all, ttyny.

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  22. La Tanya says:

    Thank you for this valuable information. I really like the wording intention and focus on one thing. I don’t normally do resolutions but I do not always have a clear focus. Thank you for this and Happy New Year.

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  23. Kalina says:

    I like the simplicity of this idea. Thanks!

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  24. Silva Thenn says:

    Thanks Harv for reminding me that consistency is one important key to success and to achieve any goal. I am grateful for your emails as “my coach is talking to me” and I adjust my habits (weakness) which is leading me on a more successful path throughout the year. 🙂

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  25. Devender Saini says:

    Thanks to motivate us.

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  26. Brigitte says:

    Yes what you said make a lot of sense, New Year Resolution is a waste of time and Energy, Goal setting is more resonable.,

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  27. KiwiBlue says:

    Hi everyone. And thanks Harv for all your suppot. I’m new here and I would like to have my Resolutions!
    Have an amazing Happy New years to all.
    From the Aotearoa here New Zealand.!!

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  28. Priscila says:

    Thanks for sharing your wisdom and inspiration. Love from Brasil to you.

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  29. Nat says:

    Thanks Harv :
    Yes that’s right just focus ONE GOAL and achieve it, and I have one big goal to achieve in 2017.
    Happy new year all, all the best

    Nat

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  30. kris says:

    I set myself 2 easy resolutions . I will commit 100% .
    I am ready to share them with the world.
    1/ more muscles less fat. I picked up kickboxing at the age of 58 and I am loving every second of it.
    2/ try contacts and loose the glasses as much as possible. This will give me a vibe of freedom. I can build on this vibe.

    Everybody out there I wich you a fullfilling year.
    I was happy with the stand-still 2016. And I am ambracing the change and movement that 2017 will bring

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  31. Masum says:

    Excellnt!

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  32. Chris Bradford says:

    Thanks Harv! Very good advice. I’m taking it.

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  33. Comfort says:

    Focusing on one area is very good advice for me.

    Thank you Harv

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  34. Sandra says:

    Thank you Harv, I made a list for this new year. But now, I will choose only one of them and I will work hard for it.
    Kisses! Sandra.

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  35. Dale says:

    Thank you Harv Eker and team, I haven’t finished much in the past, 2017 is a year to put to use by finishing the past projects.

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  36. Right now I am working on my relationship with commitments. I have a fear of commitments, so right now I am setting small commitments that are achievable and working towards those small successes! 🙂

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  37. Maureen Gan says:

    hope that your new year 2017 has been progressing well.

    I have a backlog of more than 5 months of email messages from T. Harv (since 3rd January 2017). I need to schedule time in the upcoming 3-4 months to clear.

    I am currently in the midst of the life makeover coaching program. I will be approaching the last 1 month of the first cycle in June. It has been fruitful and it gave me a sense of direction that I am doing the right things.

    My timetable for May has been filled up and I have travel plans in June.

    I have just listened to the video recording that T. Harv did on renewal the next (2nd cycle) for the life makeover coaching program.

    My thoughts on this matter is as follows. I will take T. Harv’s advise to renew for 1 more cycle (4 months). To me, it means clearing the emails and the million dollar life lessons messages that was send to me (for January – 3rd May 2017).

    I will schedule time for this.

    Let’s see how this goes and where it leads us.

    I am not able to cope with additional tasks for the next 2 months.

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