What If We Kept All of Our Resolutions?

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

This info graph below is ironic and interesting all at the same time.

It points out the simple truth and reality of what happens when you follow through with what you say.

Check it out

As I read this I chuckled a bit, but then I started to wonder why we do not follow through with our resolutions? You look at something like the image above and see all the positive results that could come of resolutions and wonder why not just do them?

I have a couple theories as to why, but I would like to hear what you think?

Wy do you/others do not keep their resolutions?


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Kyle Reed

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • http://gothreestory.com Brian Notess

    That’s a pretty heavy question, honestly. I can only speak for myself. Usually I just don’t have the right motivation for achieving the goal that I set in my resolution.

    EG, Exercise every day; That sounds like a great idea, but all of the other stuff that I like to do besides exercise keeps me from following through with that goal.

    Definitely an intriguing question.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      I think your answer is very similar to what others will say. I wonder how we can work on that. I know I struggle with that myself.

  • http://scarletcordm.com Kamrie

    A year is waaaay to long for me to keep my resolution. I tried to stop drinking soda for a whole year and lasted till the end of the summer. Things change. Maybe if we all chose to say I would like to do this for this month we may actually get something accomplished.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      sounds like you answered yourself. Maybe we can do half year resolutions

  • http://www.mustardseedyear.com Jason

    Because it’s too hard to break the flow of your life that’s controlled you up to the point you “resolve” to change it?

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      yes, you are probably correct with that.

  • http://www.jasonvana.com Jason Vana

    I’m not sure about everyone else, but I know for me it’s usually one of three reasons:

    1. It was an unreasonable goal/resolution in the first place.
    I tend to go overboard sometimes and make these grandiose plans without taking my regular responsibilities into account;

    2. I had some major change of life (new job, new ministry responsibilities, etc) that conflict with my ability to carry out those resolutions; or

    3. I lost motivation to do it.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      The biggest for me is loss of motivation for sure. If there was a way to stay motivated i think I would make a lot more things happen.

  • http://ministrycare.org Gary Reed

    Great picture son!

    At some point, we find out resolutions are not about being “better”.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      That is good stuff dad