Why Most Resolutions Fail & How To Succeed

Common pitfalls of New Year's resolutions and how I plan to avoid them.
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  • Riska Cendana
    Riska Cendana9 ditë më parë

    6:10 watch later

  • BlaineyM15
    BlaineyM159 ditë më parë

    did you accomplish all your goals ?

  • Ethan
    Ethan13 ditë më parë

    They are actually teaching this stuff in school now. Like how to make goals specific, time bound, and reasonable.

  • KC Diaz
    KC Diaz16 ditë më parë

    It could be just because most people have no luck at all.

  • F Zohra
    F Zohra16 ditë më parë

    if you're broke like me ,just use pomodoro 'app or in computer :the pomodoro's google extension

  • F Zohra
    F Zohra16 ditë më parë

    even if it's 2021 now , my objectif is to finish my django course succefully and take the certificate in 3 months

  • jamcdonald120
    jamcdonald12017 ditë më parë

    You should get a theme system journal! great idea!

  • jamcdonald120
    jamcdonald12017 ditë më parë

    8:05 and what is wrong with Grey?

  • Ebrahim Gamal
    Ebrahim Gamal18 ditë më parë

    شكرًا للمترجم العربي على مجهودك

  • MrWATM
    MrWATM19 ditë më parë

    So how did optimizing your 2020 work out? Not so well for me...

  • Zombie69
    Zombie6923 ditë më parë

    I bet even fewer resolutions than usual were kept in 2020.

  • Vlad P
    Vlad P23 ditë më parë

    "Getting better at my classical guitar so I can play than godfather theme perfectly. Also making progress in cartoon drawing."

  • May Bee
    May BeeMuaj më parë

    The statistic about people suceeding more if they make the resolution on Jan1 seems pretty flawed. More people make resolutions for that day hence more will succeed.... this sound like one heck of a bias to me.

  • Soopitall
    SoopitallMuaj më parë

    My new years resolution was not to make any new years resolution this year. So far 100% successful. I stopped making new years resolutions years ago :P

  • Lisa Viliamu
    Lisa ViliamuMuaj më parë

    What's the app that blocks the social media? Please

  • Ekl Haft
    Ekl HaftMuaj më parë

    I spend too much time on ALthe :(

  • Ekl Haft
    Ekl HaftMuaj më parë

    Running 2 minutes a day? In that ammount of time I can't even change my clothes and ride the elevator down.

  • Cédric S
    Cédric SMuaj më parë

    People that right down resolutions are 40% more likely to stick with them.. is there proven causality? Because maybe people who write down are already better organised and simply writing down will not help..

  • Aditya P
    Aditya PMuaj më parë

    2021 resolution: Clear boards and get into an IIT or MIT

  • Gonzalo García González
    Gonzalo García GonzálezMuaj më parë

    Im gonna get fit

  • Shankar Javle
    Shankar JavleMuaj më parë

    Half hour to read a book and one hour ansys

  • BSA _13
    BSA _13Muaj më parë

    First; Do not get covid-19.... wait a minut..... it was not a thing then 🤨.....

  • Astrophysics Zuetron Genblue
    Astrophysics Zuetron GenblueMuaj më parë

    My resolution is 1080p ... lol

  • DragonkittyQueen MGA
    DragonkittyQueen MGA2 muaj më parë

    Resolution: I don’t have any thx. Lol

  • Michael Polakowski
    Michael Polakowski2 muaj më parë

    Your points are generally valid, but I completely disagree about January 1st being the best day to make resolutions. Any day you decide to make a change to improve your life is perfectly fine. Holding one day a year as "the best" is artificial and too constraining. I have the hindsight of writing this in 2021 (anyone's 2020 resolutions get a few tweaks around March of that year?), but things happen that cause goals to change all the time. You need to be able to add or modify resolutions any day.

  • Gigi Mariscotti
    Gigi Mariscotti2 muaj më parë

    Did you keep your no news resolution?

  • Vallabh Kavi
    Vallabh Kavi2 muaj më parë

    8:19 "I want to optimize my 2020 by locking down...." Very poor choice of words in 2020

  • Joe Shmoe
    Joe Shmoe2 muaj më parë

    Who watches news anyway. It is all narrative driven rubbish. My 2021 resolutions include less youtube, and less commenting.....it is a slow process. I WILL give up you tube for lent...40 days youtube free.

  • Xavier Mourelo
    Xavier Mourelo2 muaj më parë

    Last year I started journaling using the same idea as you, write at least a word everyday, It worked pretty well so as of this day i'm still doing it and it's definitely a habit that i'm glad I build, so just wanted to say thank you

  • Sídoras
    Sídoras3 muaj më parë

    Who else thought the video was about screen resolution?

  • Jaded Paragon
    Jaded Paragon3 muaj më parë

    I'm a year and 11 days late. My News Years Resolution is to take the exams for AWS Cloud Practitioner and Azure Cloud Fundamentals by April 28, 2021. Wish me luck, but I think I have some solid systems in place to hit that goal.

  • ravi chandra
    ravi chandra3 muaj më parë

    Resolution: I should get job this year!!

  • Wayne Lim
    Wayne Lim3 muaj më parë

    Edit: I am alive.

  • spazbog123
    spazbog1233 muaj më parë

    I want to optimize 2020 by locking down.... ouch that was a bad choice of words in hindsight.

  • spazbog123
    spazbog1233 muaj më parë

    I have never failed a new years resolution. It is really easy - just don't make one. Why do people think a fireworks show and a boozy night out is a good time to make resolutions anyway?

  • mz atmaca
    mz atmaca3 muaj më parë

    as a recap: Write them down Track your progress in a visual way resort to 20 second rule to save your willpower energy

  • olufisayo Akingbohungbe
    olufisayo Akingbohungbe3 muaj më parë

    oh poor him he didn't realise the terrible year that would befall him

  • Joshua Diocares
    Joshua Diocares3 muaj më parë

    “My third New Year’s resolution is deleting social media apps.” But you’re a ALther, so you have to delete ALthe because it’s a social media app. Then you wouldn’t be a ALther anymore.

  • Joshua Diocares
    Joshua Diocares3 muaj më parë

    My New Year’s Resolutions For 2021: Learn rocket science and calculus. Learn more chemistry. Even though this one is pretty ambitious, I’m going to try it. Learn 2,021 words this year. I’ve done the math and it looks like I’m going to have to learn 5 to 6 words per day. Not bad, as long as I can persist learning new words. Exercise. Not too hard though, might as well take some breaks here and there.

  • sentient still
    sentient still3 muaj më parë

    wait three more weeks for the natural beginning/initiating codon of the sun cycle... althe.info/number/xae1qJqzY5iNndA/video

  • Jake D
    Jake D3 muaj më parë

    How did it go, Derek? Also, Veggie crispers make veggies spoil faster. Put your candy in there instead! =)

  • 18 XI Sci C Sachin Sundaresan
    18 XI Sci C Sachin Sundaresan3 muaj më parë

    "8% of people stick to their resolution through the end of the year." Watching this while my batter was at 8%

  • David Robinson
    David Robinson3 muaj më parë

    THE SMART acronym can help, although it's 5/1/2021, drinking alcohol packed in, wish me luck

  • TrollMonkey
    TrollMonkey3 muaj më parë

    I could have sworn that the title was "Why Most Republicans Fail & How to Succeed!"

  • grindo
    grindo3 muaj më parë

    Is it Michael from vsause on his red shirt? o_O

  • Timbhu J
    Timbhu J3 muaj më parë

    0:26 2020: Trust me buddy, you will follow the news 🤭

  • Taha Silat
    Taha Silat3 muaj më parë

    Wheres my 2021 gang at?

  • The Intelligent CPA
    The Intelligent CPA3 muaj më parë

    Watching this in 2021. Thank you very much sir.

  • asdf123asdf
    asdf123asdf3 muaj më parë

    WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR CALENDAR IF YOUR LOSE POWER!!!!????? Edit: Try putting plastic vegetables on your counter to remind you to check the fridge.

  • David Shelton
    David Shelton3 muaj më parë

    Waste less time on youtube...

  • Sasoon2006
    Sasoon20063 muaj më parë

    I’ll count yesterday (1.1.2021.) as start of the new decade

  • Athul Krishna
    Athul Krishna3 muaj më parë

    5:18 *just comment how many times XD*

  • Athul Krishna
    Athul Krishna3 muaj më parë

    I'm one day late. I missed 1st of jan. AGAIN

  • Alastor Phoenix ʕっ•ᴥ•ʔっ
    Alastor Phoenix ʕっ•ᴥ•ʔっ3 muaj më parë

    F in the chat

  • S G
    S G3 muaj më parë

    ALthe algorithm is smart.

  • Ryan Newman
    Ryan Newman3 muaj më parë

    “2020 is the start of a new decade so it may even be better” man that aged well...

  • Natasha Merline
    Natasha Merline3 muaj më parë

    It's 2021, and 2020 was out the window. Throw it out.

  • Ricky Johnson
    Ricky Johnson3 muaj më parë

    Progress report it's 2021

    OMKAR HEGDE3 muaj më parë

    I'm getting rid of youtube from my phone. My Phone: you cannot delete that. Go make some other resolutions

  • William Dam
    William Dam3 muaj më parë

    What me in 2019 want to do in 2020: 1. Being able to drive a car 2. Getting a part time job 3. Being able to eat out with friends over the summer Coronavirus: I’m gonna end this whole man’s resolutions.

  • Jericó San Nicolás
    Jericó San Nicolás3 muaj më parë

    College: Don't fail any subject. Novel: Finish writing my novel and plan the next one. Japanese: Know at least 1000 of the most used kanji and practice more grammar and speaking. ALthe: Make a youtube channel with at least 20 videos.

  • A random Guy

    A random Guy

    13 ditë më parë

    Here is a Reminder ...... 😇

  • Laura VO
    Laura VO3 muaj më parë

    The economist? really?

  • Sidnei Andrade
    Sidnei Andrade3 muaj më parë

    Watching this video planning for 2021!

  • Anusithara T R
    Anusithara T R3 muaj më parë

    Today is 1 Jan of 2021. Just wanted to put it out thare because many people have lost sense of time due to covid. Or you know logically it is 2022, but like Derek said...

  • Caro K
    Caro K3 muaj më parë

    Watching this on 1/1/21. Me @ 0:20 - “oh. Oh no. Spoiler alert. You fail that goal.”

  • Bowen Judd
    Bowen Judd3 muaj më parë

    Imagine that one immune compromised person who said: For 2020, I will not quarantine myself as much.

  • Tenente Bigodes
    Tenente Bigodes3 muaj më parë

    we had a little bubonic plague in 2020, but 2021 can't be worse this time we gonna make it folks trust me i'm a cat

  • moxly
    moxly3 muaj më parë

    Well just as Derek predicted, my 2020 New Years Resolution failed spectacularly, so I'm rewatching this video to make sure my 2021 resolution doesn't.

  • Tyler Pilkinton
    Tyler Pilkinton3 muaj më parë

    Watching this at the end of 2020, I came here specifically because I knew Derek would have some useful tips, and he definitely delivered. I decided early on that I'd make small New Year's resolutions for 2021, such as getting up from my computer and walking around for a few minutes every hour (except when I'm streaming!), burning at least 1200 calories a week on my exercise bike, and doing something creative every day (even if it's just writing down ideas for future projects). I've also already deleted Facebook from my phone lol

  • 4025 Barath Kumar
    4025 Barath Kumar3 muaj më parë

    Watching this in 2021 cause I failed all my 2020 resolutions.Hopefully things turn out well!

  • Shiva Reddy 3⃣3⃣0⃣1⃣

    Shiva Reddy 3⃣3⃣0⃣1⃣

    3 muaj më parë

    Same lol

  • Abhi


    3 muaj më parë

    They definitely will. All the best!

  • Hasan
    Hasan3 muaj më parë

    Thinking before step! That's one of my new year's resolution.

  • Hasan


    3 muaj më parë

    Also being constant at study.

  • Luis Medina
    Luis Medina3 muaj më parë

    For 2021: Do a daly coding problem, Read one page every day, Dont sleep late just if dont have to.

  • Uncle Randy

    Uncle Randy

    3 muaj më parë

    console.writeline("hello world"), I'm hype

  • nelimalu
    nelimalu3 muaj më parë

    So, how did you do?

  • Madankumar Singh
    Madankumar Singh3 muaj më parë

    Study 16hours a day Go for running everyday don't become a internet addict Get the highest grade in class and all exams. Period

  • Suchitra shetty

    Suchitra shetty

    3 muaj më parë

    @ttvxtt 66 I think you are not Indian, you will not understand 😂😅

  • ttvxtt 66

    ttvxtt 66

    3 muaj më parë

    16 hours??? I'm a med student and I don't study that much

  • arghya shit
    arghya shit3 muaj më parë

    who is seeing this video on 28dec 2020.like comment please.

  • Joseph miller
    Joseph miller3 muaj më parë

    Would be good to hear how your plans went this year

  • Jamaico Concepcion
    Jamaico Concepcion3 muaj më parë

    gonna watch this again for 2021

  • Alex Beecroft
    Alex Beecroft3 muaj më parë

    man, what we would have said if we'd known 2020 was going to be the year it was 🤣 It'd be interesting to see the data and compare it to year prior

  • blue knight
    blue knight3 muaj më parë

    Me knowing that 2020 has been worse

  • Mike
    Mike3 muaj më parë

    1:10 For all intend of purposes I am definately counting 2021 as the first year of the decade. 2020 turned out not so well.

  • Aditya Mishra
    Aditya Mishra3 muaj më parë

    My resolution: Write one sentence each day with my non-dominant hand. Progress: I'm an ambidexterous now.

  • Ryan28
    Ryan284 muaj më parë

    New Year’s resolution- Dont look at Yt comments

  • Christian Cantelli
    Christian Cantelli4 muaj më parë

    One year ago I watched this video and since then I wrote and published 2 novels. It kinda works I suppose.

  • Carolina Bohorquez
    Carolina Bohorquez4 muaj më parë

    Now I'm here wondering how did you do with your resolutions ...

  • Leslie Stroobant
    Leslie Stroobant4 muaj më parë

    It's December. How did you do?

  • Bhavishy Sharma
    Bhavishy Sharma4 muaj më parë

    You will again download social media apps & login to your account 😂😂😂😂😂😂 after the video

  • Bhavishy Sharma
    Bhavishy Sharma4 muaj më parë

    My resolution of 1st January is to write the most funniest part (which I think) of any video in comments & In this video : 6:50, I too turn that box with leg 😂

  • TanyaNirielle
    TanyaNirielle4 muaj më parë

    1:37 Well this year, the gyms DEFINITELY cleared out by March, but for a completely different reason...

  • Lorenzo Trombini
    Lorenzo Trombini4 muaj më parë

    Spoiler: 2020 sucks

  • Naman Chauhan
    Naman Chauhan4 muaj më parë

    1:00 *boy oh boy did this not age well*

  • Juveri Setila
    Juveri Setila4 muaj më parë

    Can we just talk about 2020 for a second?

  • Siddharth Kulkarni
    Siddharth Kulkarni4 muaj më parë

    Resolution: Survive 2020

  • Melvyn Windham - Composer
    Melvyn Windham - Composer5 muaj më parë

    Too many ads in the middle AND a paid endorsement. Disliked.

  • Mateusz Bosiacki
    Mateusz Bosiacki5 muaj më parë

    haha 2020? i just want to surrvive?

  • Ashish Negi
    Ashish Negi5 muaj më parë

    Issues with resolution : 1) big resolution 2) vague resolution 3) resolution without right environment setup

  • Jon Dough
    Jon Dough5 muaj më parë

    How do you lock down your distractions when they are your husband or your children? (asking for my wife)

  • Guersom Falcon
    Guersom Falcon5 muaj më parë

    3:59 I can't find the study.

  • Guersom Falcon
    Guersom Falcon5 muaj më parë

    2:59 Is there any science supporting this advice?

  • Bob Dobbs
    Bob Dobbs5 muaj më parë

    Addiction to social media and news in 2020 = Doom Scrolling Do less of that. Be happier and have more time to do stuff that makes you happy.

  • Brain Freeze
    Brain Freeze5 muaj më parë

    One news paper a week and not looking at online news media websites for 2020, so Australian bushfires, covid 19, the Trump Presidency and the US election... how did your New Years resolution work out for you?

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