110. Resolution Reality Check: 5 Reasons You Didn’t Reach Your Goals Last Year


Hey, Fearless Friends! Kelli France here, and wow, can you believe it’s a new year already? Time flies when you’re hustling toward those goals, doesn’t it? Today, I’m buzzing with excitement because we’re going to dive into something that hits close to home – why our New Year’s resolutions often fall flat. And guess what? You’re not alone; mine did too.

In this Episode

Last January, as I reflected on 2022, there was a tinge of disappointment. I had set a major goal for myself in 2022 – to write a book. This goal had been a lifelong dream, but when I looked back, I realized I hardly took a step toward it. Why? Overwhelm.

Writing a whole book seemed like a Herculean task, and life threw its curveballs. But here’s the kicker – I know I’m not the only one feeling this way. If you’re reviewing the past year and thinking, “I didn’t achieve this, I couldn’t accomplish that,” don’t beat yourself up. It’s okay because, get this, a whopping 93% of people don’t achieve their New Year’s resolutions. That’s a staggering stat, right?

Now, let me share the game-changer for me this year. I wrote a book titled “One Goal for 100 Days” and guess what? I wrote it in 100 days. How did I manage to turn things around? By using the very system I teach in the book. Today, I want to break down five reasons why resolutions often fail and how you can make 2024 your year of success.

1. Overwhelm

We tend to overload ourselves with a laundry list of resolutions. I remember being that enthusiastic teenager, jotting down goals for physical, mental, social, and spiritual growth. But with around 20 goals, I was setting myself up for failure. The key? Focus on one thing at a time. Goals are like habits – tackle them one at a time.

2. No Schedule, No Success:

Deciding what you want to achieve is great, but it’s only part of the battle. If it’s not on your schedule, it’s unlikely to happen. Treat your goals like important appointments – schedule them in, set reminders, and make the commitment real.

3. Lack of Accountability:

Here’s a game-changer – an accountability partner. Statistics show that having one increases your chance of success by 65%. Schedule regular meetings with your partner, and your chances skyrocket to an impressive 95%. It’s easier to show up for others than for ourselves sometimes.

4. Inconsistency:

Life gets hectic, and the temptation to skip a day is real. But don’t fall into the black-and-white thinking trap. Consistency matters, but so does grace. Give yourself a skip day if needed, and get back on track. The key is to keep going, even when the going gets tough.

5. No Deadline:

Setting a goal is fantastic, but without a deadline, it can feel like an endless pursuit. Enter the “One Goal for 100 Days” challenge. Give yourself a deadline – a hundred days. It adds a sense of urgency and curiosity. Try it for a hundred days and see what happens. You might just surprise yourself.

Before You Go

So, Fearless Friends, as we bid adieu to 2023, let’s welcome 2024 with open arms and a game plan for success. I want you to experience the small wins, show up for yourself daily, and boost your confidence. You can achieve anything in 100 days, and I believe in you.

If you’re ready to kickstart your journey, check out my new book, “One Goal for 100 Days,” on Amazon or my website at kellifrance.com/book. Here’s to a fearless and successful new year. Thank you for being amazing supporters, and until next time, happy new year! 🎉✨

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