Many New Year’s resolutions fail (and other goals) and they fail due to multiple reasons. But the one particular reason that we discuss in this episode is when they fail as a result of us not reflecting back on the previous year. When a goal is not set with any reflection at all, it runs the risk of them being meaningless, unrealistic and even irrelevant sometimes, resulting in goals being set up for failure.

In this episode we discuss why and how New Year’s resolutions and other goals fail like this and see how we can revive and reset them again.

Disclaimer. (Put this at the end as the last line/paragraph) 

This episode may include some explicit language. Listener discretion advised.

Recommended Resources
The Bullet Journal Method

Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope

5 Ways You Can Filter Negativity From Your Social Media Feeds

Bibliography & References
5 Tips to Start Bullet Journaling

Reflecting on Last Year and Setting Goals for the New Year


End of year reflection: Close the door to 2020, in preparation for a clean slate in 2021


2020 Year In Review: 50 Powerful Questions To Help You Reflect

Your Year in Review: 50 Questions to Help You Reflect, Appreciate and Get Excited for Next Year

Notion Office Hours: Planning for Next Year

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