Why It’s Okay to Fail at Your Resolutions

July 3, 2017

Six months into 2017 and it’s time to think about our 2017 resolutions, but more importantly, it’s time to look ahead. 


Can you believe we’re halfway through 2017? We hit July 1 over the weekend and that means it’s been six months since we all set those big New Years Resolutions. So…whatever happened to those resolutions? If you’ve been reading for a while, you know I love a good set of goals, especially when January 1 hits. But by July 1, it’s hard to remember what those resolutions were.

Standing six months into the year, with six months to go, now’s a great time to look back and see how you’re doing. Here’s the thing though, maybe you haven’t kept up with those resolutions, and that’s totally fine. A lot of things happen over the course of six months. Life, priorities, plans, and schedules all change, and your goals can–and should–change too.

While it’s great to set goals and strive to reach them, it’s also important to live in the now, look ahead, and allow your goals to change and grow. If your previous resolutions seem outdated, move on. Don’t keep working towards goals that no longer serve you.

Personally speaking, I barely remember my resolutions. I searched Shapin Up for a quick refresher (you can check out that list here). I’ve been doing a decent job, but I’ve also had a lot of changes that have impacted my focus. Some of my goals are still things I want to work on. But it’s okay to let new ones in and drop some of the old ones.

If you’re in a similar position and feel like priorities and goals have shifted, let those plans from January go. Instead of looking back, let’s all look ahead and focus on making the rest of 2017 even better.

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  • I just can’t believe we’re into July already! Oh and I thought I should let you know you have a little typo in your title – ‘resolutions.’ Have a great day, Amy x

    • Oh jeez, thanks for letting me know! My mom usually catches and notifies me of all my types, lol. She must be off her Shapin Up game this week 🙂

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