“ Don ' t consider yourself a failure if you fall off the wagon a bit ! It happens . What measures success though is your willingness to get back on track and see your resolution through .”
New Year has come and gone and with it comes the dreaded New Year resolutions that begin to fly around social circles . Promises of “ this year I ' ll quit smoking ,” “ I ' m going to lose weight ” or “ I ' m finally going on my dream trip to X location ” start to be drummed up in the lull during the festivities between Christmas Day and the 31 st of December . Usually by the time January 1 st rolls around people are so used to hearing the whole “ New Year , New Me ” tirade that it starts to mean less and less , and by the time mid month hits , a lot of people tend to have given up the ghost on their goals entirely with promises of “ next week ” or “ after X party in February .”
Pushing your goals back for a day or a week may not seem like much , but it can be a huge detriment to the overall success that you want to see yourself achieve with said goal . Just because you can ' t make it to the gym this week doesn ' t mean it ' s a free for all on the leftover Christmas cake – a slippery slope back into “ Old Year , Same You ” that you have been hoping to change . Or just because you caved and had one cigarette doesn ' t mean it ' s all plans out the window and you may as well go back to half a pack or a pack a day as before . Things happen , people slip up , and you don ' t need to abandon all your goals and hopes that the New Year brought just because of one hiccup in what can be a pretty bumpy road .
Change takes time and it , in many cases , won ' t be seen overnight or by the time February 1 st rolls around . Some of the resolutions people make on New Year can be year-long works of art that you don ' t really see until part of the way through the year , such as a plan to lose fifty pounds . Definitely not going to happen by January 10 th , and really not going to happen if you cave and eat all that cake .
This is what can befall people in the first couple