Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions


By Neal Glatt

This week, roughly 150+ million people will once again set a goal they aren’t likely to achieve as their New Year’s resolution.  Here’s what people who have found real success know about goals and growth.

What I’ve learned is that “Goal Thinking” is never as good as “Growth Thinking.”  Discipline is a muscle to be developed like anything else, and just because you decide to do something doesn’t mean you will.  Unless you are in the habit of growing consistently, your resolution is likely to fail, like most do.

Your potential is not an event, goal, or product.  It is a constant journey of discovery, growth, and insight.  Here’s the difference:

Goal Thinking focuses on the destination, while Growth Thinking focuses on the journey.

Goal Thinking can motivate people, but Growth Thinking will mature people.

Goal Thinking is seasonal, but Growth Thinking is lifelong.

Goal Thinking can challenge you, but Growth Thinking will change you.

Goal Thinking stops when the goal is achieved, while Growth Thinking keeps growing beyond the goal.

Goal Thinking waits for growth to come, but Growth Thinking takes responsibility to grow.

Goal Thinking only learns from mistakes, while Growth Thinking learns before mistakes.

Goal Thinking depends on good luck, but Growth Thinking relies on hard work.

I know that every success I’ve had in life, from growing Case Snow Management to a $42+ million company to running the Boston Marathon, is the direct result of Growth Thinking, not some likely-to-fail New Year’s resolutions.  
If you’re ready to really achieve your potential, I recommend you check out my course on the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.  I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.  And if you don’t have access yet, use the code “NewYears” by the end of January for a free month of All-Access Pass when checking out.  Happy growing!

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