Guess why people tend to fail at their New Year resolutions few days into the New Year.

It’s because they took less time ruminating on the resolution(s) before undertaking them. However during the early part of January, we tend to be less productive this is not due to any astronomical fact but that we’ve fed ourselves with the new year fallacy that makes us think our brain is to be reconfigured into something new.

Frankly speaking, the New Year could have been anytime of the year, being it October, June or February. But the Gregorian calendar says it’s January 1st and not February 28th so the brains is not even in any astronomical state of regeneration but our environments makes us feel we possess new energy to undertake whatever we want to do even though we know they’re unrealistic.

According to a study by the University of Scranton, only 8% of these who make New Year’s resolutions actually keep them. Although many of us miss the point of being productive, for our resolution to be productive, we all have to set resolutions that focus on activities that help to achieve goals and not results, if you say “This year I want to get to the CEO’s spot,” that’s result oriented and not goal oriented but saying “I will maintain a positive attitude at my work 80% of time” is goal oriented and tend to yield more results.

So if you’ve already failed at yours. This year’s resolution, don’t give up, rather edit them to be goal oriented and keep on hitting at it result oriented resolutions might not work because you already estimated yourself. It may be over or under and that’ll impact your productivity very hard.