Every year almost 80% of people give up on their New Year's resolutions by 1 February.
Why do New Year's resolutions fall flat? One of the main reasons is because we weren't emotionally invested in the aim to begin with.
If you're having trouble sticking to your resolutions and your desire is fading, it's time to get real with yourself about what you want to accomplish. You want to have a strong emotional connection to your goals that gives you the energy to keep going even when things get tough.
If you set this goal for the sake of your children, spouse, or parents, you are much less likely to give up on it. Money is nice, but saving up so that your children can attend a private school with extracurricular activities is a far greater source of inspiration.
By thinking about the positive impact that your objective will have on someone you care about, your brain is able to ignore negative thoughts and give you a much-needed emotional lift.