My belief has always been that I’m either going to do something or not do something. And then stuck with that decision (for the most part). Although the procrastinator part of me has always kind of admired the justification of the “maybe next year” excuse. But thats a whole different blog post which I’ll maybe do later…
Oxford defines Resolution as follows:
- 1: a firm decision to do or not to do something
- 2: the quality of being determined or resolute
- 3: the action of solving a problem or contentious matter
So, on a logical level I agree, if you want lasting change to happen in your life, you do need to be resolute in your decisions. We all know that wishy-washy decisions will never last more than a day or two. But this is where the logic ends for me!
Buying a new calendar won’t magically make anyone more determined and firm in their decisions. In fact, a 2007 study from the University of Bristol suggested that 88% of New Years Resolutions fail despite the fact that 52% were confident at the beginning.
Those odds aren’t worth the gamble in my books! Especially if the decision you need to make is regarding your health!
At this time of year, cigarette smokers are quite often mulling over the idea of using January 1st as their D-Day to stop smoking. Based on the study mentioned above, employing the New Years resolution tactic is already setting a smoker up for an 88% fail rate. Depressing odds if you ask me… Now, I’m not here to extinguish your plans. In fact, I want to up your odds of being successful!
Instead of making that decision based on a new calendar year, why not take advantage of the most powerful tool you have in your arsenal… your brain. Hypnotherapy has proven time and time again to be one of the most effective ways to kick the smoking habit to the curb. At Vancouver Hypnotherapy we have a success rate of well over 80% and right now, as of today, we are running a end of year promotion. We are offering a $95 discount if you book your personalized Quit Smoking session in for the month of December! This is the first time we’ve ever offered a discount of this level.
You bring your motivation and resolve and I’ll help you harness the powerhouse of your subconscious mind. Let’s get you feeling better and healthier TODAY! So when the bells toll at the apex of 2014 you are already feeling better!