Why Most Resolutions Fail & How To Succeed

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Veritasium

11 månader sedan

Common pitfalls of New Year's resolutions and how I plan to avoid them. Thanks Audible! Start listening with a 30-day trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals free when you go to audible.com/veritasium or text veritasium to 500500.
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Melvyn Windham - Composer
Melvyn Windham - Composer 7 dagar sedan
Too many ads in the middle AND a paid endorsement. Disliked.
Mateusz Bosiacki
Mateusz Bosiacki 7 dagar sedan
haha 2020? i just want to surrvive?
Ashish Negi
Ashish Negi 10 dagar sedan
Issues with resolution : 1) big resolution 2) vague resolution 3) resolution without right environment setup
Jon Dough
Jon Dough 11 dagar sedan
How do you lock down your distractions when they are your husband or your children? (asking for my wife)
Guersom Falcon
Guersom Falcon 12 dagar sedan
3:59 I can't find the study.
Guersom Falcon
Guersom Falcon 12 dagar sedan
2:59 Is there any science supporting this advice?
Bob Dobbs
Bob Dobbs 12 dagar sedan
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 Freeze 13 dagar sedan
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?
Neal Foster
Neal Foster 17 dagar sedan
how's that not looking at the news going on?
L.W. Paradis
L.W. Paradis 23 dagar sedan
7:09 is *crucial.*
L.W. Paradis
L.W. Paradis 23 dagar sedan
This is a REALLY nice guy. Gratitude!
Joris Degen
Joris Degen 24 dagar sedan
1:30 You just told us the bad news!
klaas victor
klaas victor 24 dagar sedan
Hi Derek, how are your resolutions going?
Kykk
Kykk Månad sedan
I'm gonna kick tomorrow...
The Review
The Review Månad sedan
Me in October of 2020 "Ha ha ha! You fools! 2020new years resolutions dont exists!"
Aman singh
Aman singh Månad sedan
Good app for restraining social media?
Jebooiii
Jebooiii Månad sedan
Yo you forgot to lock your mailbox
Beena Plumber
Beena Plumber Månad sedan
Derek! You forgot that important science axiom - correlation is not causation. If a greater proportion of people who have written down their resolutions have been successful at maintaining them for a year, that doesn't mean that writing down their resolutions played any part in their success. They might have already been more organized and more cognizant of their own needs for success, which prompted them to write their resolutions down and which independently helped them to succeed. Writing down one's resolutions will not imbue someone with these qualities.
EggAndCheese Soda
EggAndCheese Soda Månad sedan
MY resolution will be to make a religion out of cheese for January 1st 2021. (I know this was made in late 2019)
Florian Wendelborn
Florian Wendelborn Månad sedan
I thought this would be about screen resolutions, lol
USApatriot30
USApatriot30 Månad sedan
So can we all agree that the whole "psychologically the decade starts on Jan. 1, 2020" was a bad idea and we just restart in 2021 on a technicality.
Joan
Joan Månad sedan
8:18 Talk about locking down on 2020!
zai achsan
zai achsan Månad sedan
Doing my youtube chanel project with complete idea, cinematografi, post production process and uploading in my hand. Nothing is worse on video and audio
Christopher Svatora
Christopher Svatora Månad sedan
I see some of your recent tweets say "Twitter for iPhone"...
Hang Fire
Hang Fire Månad sedan
Bet you regret losing the media now
Isaac G
Isaac G Månad sedan
Make a resolution to fail your resolution...
Brajeswar Das
Brajeswar Das Månad sedan
Finishing madeeasy and getting a government job
Jason Howgate
Jason Howgate Månad sedan
hahahah he thought you would be able to do stuff this year
AYUSH SINGH
AYUSH SINGH Månad sedan
Every comment in this video : New year resolution, 9 months old Covid : Just wait and watch
AL Can
AL Can Månad sedan
My resolution is to not fall for sales gimmicks 🧐
AL Can
AL Can Månad sedan
News from one source? Not very scientific
Random
Random Månad sedan
I read revolution. Kinda dissapointed ngl
Felipe Sanz Escallón
Felipe Sanz Escallón Månad sedan
Well how are you new year's resolutions going ? COVID-adjusted of course
Eagle Heart
Eagle Heart Månad sedan
For a second I thought this was gonna be about screen resolutions and me being a tech nerd I was like "yeah some monitor resolutions are really fuckin' dumb."
inperatieloos
inperatieloos Månad sedan
My resolution: Have a new years resolution next year
Shebin Studies
Shebin Studies Månad sedan
My resolution is to study upto date with studies
Brandon
Brandon Månad sedan
2019: Resolution to turn off news sites 2020: COVID-19, tracks news sites daily
Positronic
Positronic Månad sedan
"And January 1st, 2020, is the first day of a new decade. So it may be even better." Spoiler alert: It was not.
Jaka
Jaka 17 dagar sedan
It was wery bad. Hope new real decade is better.
L.W. Paradis
L.W. Paradis 23 dagar sedan
If that fact affects you psychologically, then definitely consider January 1, 2021, the first day of the new decade. Sounds like a good plan anyway . . . :/
Logan Kotter
Logan Kotter Månad sedan
Listening to 1 audiobook per month? Try listening to the audiobooks for Wildbow‘ s books... good luck finishing 1 book per month, free on all podcast apps.
Logan Kotter
Logan Kotter Månad sedan
A little late in the year, however I’ve spent hundreds of hours this year wasting scam callers and cultists time by repeatedly calling them and keeping them on the phone with me’s time (I feel that that isn’t grammatically correct, but it communicates my point). I do that while doing other things, and it’s fun to do. Yay quarantine freedom!
David vd Merwe
David vd Merwe Månad sedan
I'm commenting on 2020-10-09 and wondering if you've written those 281 words?
samus73
samus73 Månad sedan
svfrom.info/history/video/mZdvbGXd0NCBf6Y Look, I found the indian Derek :D
Motty Altman
Motty Altman Månad sedan
Lol who's watching this in 2020... @veritasium how's that notebook doing?
Andrew Williams
Andrew Williams Månad sedan
At 4:26, prominently, as well as mention of it's use.
DISNEY BYLL
DISNEY BYLL Månad sedan
IF (2020) DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE END OF THE WORLD TO YOU, THEN YOU MUST BE DREAMING OR SLEEPING. IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP, PEOPLE, THIS IS THE TIME TO CHOOSE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL, BECAUSE ARMAGEDDON IS COMING...! CHOOSE JESUS CHRIST (SON OF GOD, SON OF MAN, KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS, THE LIGHT, THE TRUTH, AND THE ETERNAL LIFE). DO NOT CHOOSE SATAN (SON OF LAWLESSNESS, THE DEVIL, THE DRAGON, THE SERPENT, THE DECEIVER AND DEATH). CHOOSE CAREFULLY.....!!! CHOOSE WISELY.....!!! CHOOSE NOW.....!!!
William Rodriguez
William Rodriguez Månad sedan
The Economist subscription. Smart guy 😉.
SAHM
SAHM Månad sedan
So, how much of that book did you write? Did you finish it?
Derpina Derpson
Derpina Derpson Månad sedan
"Stop going on news websites" ...Yeah, that didn't age well huh 😂
Belisarian Firedragon
Belisarian Firedragon Månad sedan
Checking them once a week is enough even now, I mean what you expect will change with pandemic? Miracle cure that will solve it in one day? Lighting fast spread that will quadruple it in one day? News from last week are almost same as from this week.
meet v
meet v Månad sedan
Well we're already 9 months in 2020 and we've 3 months for 2021. Starting my resolutions from today :)
zvuho
zvuho Månad sedan
1:00 Lets use the Holocene calendar! Starting from the first know human settlement, not from some guy s supposed birthday. Happy 12020!
user572d
user572d Månad sedan
@8:17 "I want to optimize my 2020 by locking down all my potential distractions" oh 2020 will be locked down alright...
SHASHWAT PARTH
SHASHWAT PARTH 2 månader sedan
I thought you were going to talk about computer resolution. Nice video anyway.
Raul Dumitrascu
Raul Dumitrascu 2 månader sedan
Post about sugar.
Petru Raciula
Petru Raciula 2 månader sedan
"The bad news" ... yah ... i got some bad news from the end of 2020
Aspara _ Saiyan
Aspara _ Saiyan 2 månader sedan
My New Years resolution for 2020 were.. To watch more vertsaium To watch more vertasium And I think I’m forgetting something.. Oh yeah. To watch more vertasium. I definitely succeeded.
Pi Ta
Pi Ta 2 månader sedan
Getting 1% every day at something will not be exponential, since you are going towards an asymptote...
VAIUTA
VAIUTA 2 månader sedan
im pretty sure you can afford a fridge without rust...
Askar Kalykov
Askar Kalykov 2 månader sedan
So how are your social apps doing during Corona time? 👀
Nicolas Zingerle
Nicolas Zingerle 2 månader sedan
You keep saying "research shows...", but that doesn't mean anything. At least put a list of citations in the description.
nevermorefuzzy
nevermorefuzzy 2 månader sedan
27 minutes old record
nevermorefuzzy
nevermorefuzzy 2 månader sedan
LAST 35 minutes in a woman
Dad Number 1
Dad Number 1 2 månader sedan
Learn programming to teach it to my kids.
Justin O'Malley
Justin O'Malley 2 månader sedan
not New Year's anymore, but atomic habits is sitting on my table half finished, and you just inspire me to pick it up again 😉
gabrielwong1991
gabrielwong1991 2 månader sedan
Hello from 2020 and I cant get my resolution started :)
Arief Ardiansyah
Arief Ardiansyah 2 månader sedan
8:19 "I want to optimize my 2020 by locking down...." Dude, your resolutions becomes REAL for sure
Keymonn
Keymonn 2 månader sedan
This man doesn't age.
Roman Barna
Roman Barna 2 månader sedan
In 2020, I will (unless I die) finally finish writing my book.
Haven
Haven 2 månader sedan
"Which is why gyms are packed in January but clear out by March" well, amazingly, this year it wasn't people giving up on their resolutions that cleared out the gyms... and... everything else... in March...
Maynerd
Maynerd 2 månader sedan
2020 hasn't been particularly kind so far but I made a couple of goals last year that I'm still following. I'm using an app called Beeminder which lets you pledge money If you fail to commit. - Commit 4 changes per week for a specific repo in GitHub (making my portfolio page which is almost done). - Write 700 words per week in total (ideally for the book I'm writing). Aiming for around 2000-3000 per week by slowly increasing the number by 100.
John Ramadhan
John Ramadhan 2 månader sedan
i am motivated after watching this but im procrastinating to start smh
Sir William Karl
Sir William Karl 2 månader sedan
Cleared out in March... when the pandemic hit.
Ricardo Peres
Ricardo Peres 2 månader sedan
It's fun to watch this in September XD
Evan Herman
Evan Herman 2 månader sedan
I’ll be honest, when you said “what are you planning for the next decade?” its scared me...I’m feeling old af. However, I’ll be reading your book recommendation. Thanks for that!
yingxia wei
yingxia wei 2 månader sedan
7:42 but then you need willpower to not reinstall the apps...
Zbyszko Klockiewicz
Zbyszko Klockiewicz 2 månader sedan
I think you should do a followup video at the end of the year on how to cope with curveballs life throws at you in the form of global pandemic or other absolutely out-of-your-control factors and destroys all those meticulously woven plans and resolutions. Sorry guys(and gals), 2020 got me pretty hard.
AT Watkins
AT Watkins 2 månader sedan
Oh yup, those gyms were pretty empty there by the end of March 😅
AT Watkins
AT Watkins 2 månader sedan
I don't think I set a lot of resolutions for this year, but pretty early on I realized that I needed to keep a gratitude journal for mental stability. I have a whole structure now of three things I do every morning before I'm allowed to do anything else on my phone, because I always do stuff on my phone. Now that I can't sit around in bed staring at my phone as easily, my sleep schedule has actually improved a lot, too.
TsaR
TsaR 2 månader sedan
Just went to his insta and saw that he broke his resolution. How ironic
Nilaksh Singh
Nilaksh Singh 3 månader sedan
Year : 2020 Objective : survive
zvxcvxcz
zvxcvxcz 3 månader sedan
Really? The Economist? You're doomed to be uninformed on political and economics issues until the day you die if you're depending on that rag.
kandyappleview
kandyappleview 3 månader sedan
Last year I realized I have a root issue with obligation. I can certainly do things, but when I feel like I HAVE to do them (with no choice) i loose motivation and shut down. So, I made a small dry erase board (no larger than a clip board) and employed micro goals. I set as many micro goals as I want (that can be completed in 5 mins or less) and fill the board with them. At first I mixed these with super basic things like “brush teeth”. That seems silly to write down, but it got me into the habit of remembering to write it down first, and taught me the satisfaction of being able to wipe an item off the list. If I run out of space, I don’t add anything until I take something else off. This keeps me from feeling overwhelmed with an ever-growing list. And it motivates me to get some of the tougher ones done because I’m eager to make room for more. Also, rather than feeling obligated to do some chore, I’m instead choosing from a list. It all has to be done anyway so no choice is wasted time. I keep my hopes and dreams in a journal, and when I’ve done enough micro goals to reach a milestone, I record the progress in the journal. I’ve been doing this since January and I feel so much more productive. I no longer have those days where I feel like “ I’ve been working all day and all I’ve done is two things.” Thank you for coming to my ted talk.
kandyappleview
kandyappleview 3 månader sedan
“Fooget” 😆
Nikora Rei
Nikora Rei 3 månader sedan
I forgot my new year's resolution
White Rabbit
White Rabbit 3 månader sedan
New year resolution: Finally go out to parties after 7 years of self-reclusion. 2020's New Paradigm of Pandemic: *YOU WILL NEVER DO THAT*
Joseph Oduor
Joseph Oduor 3 månader sedan
My resolution for 2020 should've just been "I just wanna live"😂
Nalin Goel
Nalin Goel 3 månader sedan
"Unhelpfully Ridiculously Little" 🤣😂
Mohammed Abdulhussin
Mohammed Abdulhussin 3 månader sedan
by the end of 2020, I hope I will reach my goal!
Nic Halabicky
Nic Halabicky 3 månader sedan
Coming back to this video 7 months later and in that time I’ve lost 40 pounds, committed to working out regularly, got a new job that’s way better than my old one and really started taking my life seriously for the first time. Idk what it was that clicked in my brain this year, I really can’t say for sure how much this video had to do with it but I will say that the strategy I used was pretty much exactly what you laid out here. Small incremental changes week after week that slowly add up over time. It’s crazy how much better my life is now compared to how it was when this video came out. I have my own place, an investment portfolio and I’m finally on track to actually get sober by slowly eliminating all the drugs and unhealthy food I’ve been addicted to for decades. I’m like a completely different person. This time last year I was 185 lbs, ate fast food multiple times a week and took as much as 15 grams of phenibut a day along with the suboxone I used to get off heroin. As I type this I’m completely off suboxone and down to 2 grams a day of phenibut. I don’t eat fast food at all and just prior to watching this I ran an 11 minute mile. And if that doesn’t sound impressive just know that I haven’t tried to run in literally years and keeping a steady pace of 5.5mph for an entire mile is a huge accomplishment for me especially as it followed a workout that included 100 pull ups, 200 push ups and 300 squats. Anyway sorry I’m totally rambling here it’s just that this video reminded me of how far I’ve come since you uploaded it and I’m really stoked on all my progress. One day at a time, taking small steps in the right direction is the way to go. Two years ago I was addicted to heroin and had nothing going for me so if I can do it anyone can.
Clint Keepin
Clint Keepin 3 månader sedan
So how'd all those news and social restrictions work out for ya during the pandemic?
ISPY4ever
ISPY4ever 3 månader sedan
Where are your resolutions now?^^
Divyanshu Sethi
Divyanshu Sethi 3 månader sedan
what app is that bro ?
Ishaan Vashist Vlogs
Ishaan Vashist Vlogs 3 månader sedan
My new years resolution is to stop wasting time.
Bharat Media
Bharat Media 3 månader sedan
Have you considered joining me to your team...?
P J
P J 3 månader sedan
Fooget -- Veritasium, 2020
Luna Lockhart
Luna Lockhart 4 månader sedan
my resolutions all changed mid-march to "don't die" so I'm definitely in a less productive state
Problem Solver
Problem Solver 4 månader sedan
Very true ,I decided in my childhood that I will plant 1000000 plants in my life and I did.,on every blessing ,it went so big that I started recycling plastic bottles, containers, etc.,..and hv many many stories ,... #draliaofficial
Christian M
Christian M 4 månader sedan
Where can I find this Everyday Calendar please?
jigyanshu shrivastava
jigyanshu shrivastava 4 månader sedan
Is this ad for The Economist.
TNB1
TNB1 4 månader sedan
Don't watch the news during the pandemic 🤣
Kiwi McMango
Kiwi McMango 4 månader sedan
My goal, not a new years resolution because who said you had to set a goal in the new years (its July right now): No candy for all of the month, i’m already 10 days in
cherrkong
cherrkong 4 månader sedan
New Year Resolutions: *exist* 2020: I'm about to ruin this thing's whole career
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