How's this for an eye-opening statistic?
Studies show that a whopping 88 percent of people who make New Year Resolutions fail to accomplish them. In fact, most people already give up on them before Valentine's Day!
We're almost at the end of January, so I must ask you...
How are yours coming along?
Have you cut down on or stopped a bad habit like drinking, smoking or snacking?
Have you began to lose those extra pounds?
Have you started learning that new hobby, or building the foundations for that new business?
I hope you're doing better than most people, because if there's one thing many of us are good at, it's making excuses!
How many times have you heard someone - or even yourself - saying something along the lines of...
"It's still early in the year, I've got plenty time to catch up."
"It's too difficult. Who am I trying to kid?"
"I'm not going to force it. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be."
Even worse, some of us don't even bother making an excuse! We just sweep them under the carpet and try our best to forget them.
But really, you're not just sweeping your resolution under the carpet - you're also sweeping away any hopes of becoming a better person.
So why does this happen to so many people?
Let me tell you the truth - every broken New Year Resolution always boils down to at least one of the following reasons...
I call them 'The 3 Enemies of New Year Resolutions':
1. You are not 100% committed to taking massive action
2. You don't know where to start
3. You don't have the right tools to get you started
Now I'm going to let you in on a little secret...
One of my New Year Resolutions was to help you achieve yours
And that's why over the next couple of days, I'm going to tell you exactly what you need to do to take down these 'Enemies', and finally start achieving your New Year Resolutions.
(And trust me, it's a lot easier than you might think!)
We're going to start with the first step...
I need you to make a commitment.
In the comments section below, write down your list of New Year Resolutions. They can be as big or as little as you want them to be - as long as you are 100% committed to achieving them.
Start your comment with the following line:
"Burt, I am 100% committed to achieving the following New Year Resolutions by December 31, 2010"
And then, just continue writing down your resolutions in a numbered list.
Can't wait to hear from you