Why New Years Resolutions fail and ours wont.

I detest the start of January. The why is simple really. Everyone believes the start of the year is a clean slate. Whilst technically it is, it eludes the impression that this is the only time of the year you can start a fresh. According to Forbes only 8% of the population actually achieve their new years resolutions.

Why am I confident that our’s wont fail? Simple, ours aren’t New Years Resolutions. They aren’t a flash in the pan moment nor a distant wish like to win the lottery. We are setting up GOALS! Clearly defined, well thought out and life changing goals.

Of course last year I had some goals on this blog that I didn’t really stick too. I must admit I lost motivation after my big blog break. I feel like I changed considerably during the course of last year so they no longer suit the purpose they were intended for.

Mr Fire and I have some really big plans for this year and we have been talking about our goals for quite a while.

  1. Health related goal – To complete two sprint Triathlons and a Duathalon. Specifically complete the first Triathlon to be completed in under 1 hour and 40 mins. The second in under 1 hour and 30 mins. In order to achieve these goals, he will need to concentrate on training, nutrition and specialized sports supplements.
  2. Education related goals – complete a PRINCE2 course in order to open up the potential earnings of contracting.
  3. Lifestyle related goals – To be working four days a week at the most with regards to the day job.
  1. Health related goal – to increase my stamina and strength along with improving my overall well being. Specifically to be able to dead lift 50 pounds and to start running. Also to move towards eating a more Mediterranean based diet.
  2. Financial Related goal – to earn £1,000 from reselling.
  3. Educational related goal – Learn about social media marketing.
  4. Lifestyle related goal – To de-clutter the entire house including garage, under stairs and garden.
  1. Financial related goal – Pay £10,000 off the mortgage
  2. Lifestyle related goal – To either buy or have the money to buy a Motorhome.
  3. Financial related goal -To create two income streams outside the day job not including each way sniping or matched betting. Specially we would like to earn an extra £2,000 per month by the end of December 2019.

What are your goals for this year? I’d love to hear them.


  1. Nicely balanced list of goals LMF. I particularly like the fact that you’ve both thought them throught together. That’s a real partnership!

    I’ve got a post with mine going up tomorrow but they are nowhere near as focused as yours are. I do agree with the idea about these needing to be goals though. My resolutions are mostly about how I want to live my life every day. Not a list to be ticked off and forgotten.

  2. I think it’s important to distinguish between resolutions (which often seem like wishes!) and goals. I don’t have a ton of goals outside of what I put on my blog, but I’m looking at making smaller lifestyle tweaks. I’ve adopted a bunch of bad habits, and this is going to be the year that I make small strides to undo them!

    • I think the small tweaks to a lifestyle is what really makes the difference. I’ve currently given up sugar which is absolute torture at the moment! Why is it so easy to make bad habits than to break them!

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