Think Constructively About SetbacksAlmost every behavioral change involves at least one or two setbacks. Whether it’s missing a morning swim or that run in the dark after work, most people backslide occasionally. The way you respond to those setbacks, however, is what determines the likelihood of reaching your goals.
If you convince yourself you’re a complete failure after you make a mistake, you’ll likely kiss your New Year’s Resolution goodbye. Sometimes, people mistakenly assume success is all or nothing – “If I mess up once, I must be a failure.” If, however, you anticipate setbacks, and only view them as temporary, you’ll increase the chances that you’ll successfully learn from your mistakes.