New Years resolutions are supposedly for people who plan on making changes in their lives. But they really aren’t. They’re actually for people who only talk about making changes and never do. People who actually make changes, like losing 20 lbs., or getting back into a favorite hobby, just wake up one day and decide to do it. And then they do.
People with the actual self-discipline to plan and implement change in their lives don’t wait for arbitrary time markers to do so. Those that do are pretenders, and that’s why the vast majority of New Year resolutions are never pursued for more than a month or so.
Quite simply, if a person had the fortitude to go further than a few weeks into a resolution, he would have already implemented the desired change. But he doesn’t. So he won’t. ::