New Year’s resolutions do not fail because they are too challenging but because the bar is too low and the mainstream has not been prepared to deal with rapidly changing situations. Echoing a problem from the business world, when you want to get something done, ask someone who is extremely busy. Problem solvers solve problems whereas the majority quibble, waste time or fail to deal with the crux of the matter.
The majority of New Year’s resolutions deal with health issues, career and improving family life. While there may be a common ground within many typical resolutions, to be successful the individual must find the end-result significantly motivating. Set the bar too low and it is no wonder why resolutions that forgotten within a month.