Why Most Resolutions Fail & How To Succeed
Common pitfalls of New Year's resolutions and how I plan to avoid them.
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  • Cube Box
    Cube Box

    Wow! right when I need it, it appears in my recommendations Good algorithm

  • Tristen Arctician
    Tristen Arctician

    this aged like milked-wine

  • Matheus Conrado
    Matheus Conrado

    Little did Derek knew about how 2020 was going to be...

  • Akash Chaturvedi
    Akash Chaturvedi

    Not the time of the year for resolutions but here's mine ... I have my entrance exam to get into med school on 1st Aug 2021 (May get postponed due to covid-19) ... So I'm going to study a minimum of 8 hours a day from today with proper planning.

  • Abishek Karthik
    Abishek Karthik

    I bet he didn't keep up his first one..

  • Yeswanth Babu D
    Yeswanth Babu D

    What app is he talking about at 7:49 to block news sites & social media apps while working?

  • Pola & Tiger
    Pola & Tiger

    1:17 ~ Yes, it's because more numbers change! It's more cool, even though it's wrong.

  • BlaineyM15

    did you accomplish all your goals ?

  • Ethan

    They are actually teaching this stuff in school now. Like how to make goals specific, time bound, and reasonable.

    • Ethan

      @gar keinen i go to school in America. They teach it in Florida and i think California (used to live there).

    • gar keinen
      gar keinen

      That is useful! In which country do you go to school?

  • KC Diaz
    KC Diaz

    It could be just because most people have no luck at all.

  • F Zohra
    F Zohra

    if you're broke like me ,just use pomodoro 'app or in computer :the pomodoro's google extension

  • F Zohra
    F Zohra

    even if it's 2021 now , my objectif is to finish my django course succefully and take the certificate in 3 months

  • jamcdonald120

    You should get a theme system journal! great idea!

  • jamcdonald120

    8:05 and what is wrong with Grey?

  • إبراهيم جمال
    إبراهيم جمال

    شكرًا للمترجم العربي على مجهودك

  • MrWATM

    So how did optimizing your 2020 work out? Not so well for me...

  • Zombie69

    I bet even fewer resolutions than usual were kept in 2020.

  • Vlad P
    Vlad P

    "Getting better at my classical guitar so I can play than godfather theme perfectly. Also making progress in cartoon drawing."

  • May Bee
    May Bee

    The statistic about people suceeding more if they make the resolution on Jan1 seems pretty flawed. More people make resolutions for that day hence more will succeed.... this sound like one heck of a bias to me.

  • Soopitall

    My new years resolution was not to make any new years resolution this year. So far 100% successful. I stopped making new years resolutions years ago :P

  • Lisa Viliamu
    Lisa Viliamu

    What's the app that blocks the social media? Please

  • Ekl Haft
    Ekl Haft

    I spend too much time on SVsoft :(

  • Ekl Haft
    Ekl Haft

    Running 2 minutes a day? In that ammount of time I can't even change my clothes and ride the elevator down.

  • Cédric S
    Cédric S

    People that right down resolutions are 40% more likely to stick with them.. is there proven causality? Because maybe people who write down are already better organised and simply writing down will not help..

  • Aditya P
    Aditya P

    2021 resolution: Clear boards and get into an IIT or MIT

  • Gonzalo García González
    Gonzalo García González

    Im gonna get fit

  • Shankar Javle
    Shankar Javle

    Half hour to read a book and one hour ansys

  • BSA_13 RealRacing3 (BA)
    BSA_13 RealRacing3 (BA)

    First; Do not get covid-19.... wait a minut..... it was not a thing then 🤨.....

  • Astrophysics Zuetron Genblue
    Astrophysics Zuetron Genblue

    My resolution is 1080p ... lol

  • DragonkittyQueen MGA
    DragonkittyQueen MGA

    Resolution: I don’t have any thx. Lol

  • Michael Polakowski
    Michael Polakowski

    Your points are generally valid, but I completely disagree about January 1st being the best day to make resolutions. Any day you decide to make a change to improve your life is perfectly fine. Holding one day a year as "the best" is artificial and too constraining. I have the hindsight of writing this in 2021 (anyone's 2020 resolutions get a few tweaks around March of that year?), but things happen that cause goals to change all the time. You need to be able to add or modify resolutions any day.

  • Gigi Mariscotti
    Gigi Mariscotti

    Did you keep your no news resolution?

  • Vallabh Kavi
    Vallabh Kavi

    8:19 "I want to optimize my 2020 by locking down...." Very poor choice of words in 2020

  • Joe Shmoe
    Joe Shmoe

    Who watches news anyway. It is all narrative driven rubbish. My 2021 resolutions include less youtube, and less commenting.....it is a slow process. I WILL give up you tube for lent...40 days youtube free.

  • Xavier Mourelo
    Xavier Mourelo

    Last year I started journaling using the same idea as you, write at least a word everyday, It worked pretty well so as of this day i'm still doing it and it's definitely a habit that i'm glad I build, so just wanted to say thank you

  • Sídoras

    Who else thought the video was about screen resolution?

  • Jaded Paragon
    Jaded Paragon

    I'm a year and 11 days late. My News Years Resolution is to take the exams for AWS Cloud Practitioner and Azure Cloud Fundamentals by April 28, 2021. Wish me luck, but I think I have some solid systems in place to hit that goal.

  • ravi chandra
    ravi chandra

    Resolution: I should get job this year!!

  • Wayne Lim
    Wayne Lim

    Edit: I am alive.

  • spazbog123

    I want to optimize 2020 by locking down.... ouch that was a bad choice of words in hindsight.

  • spazbog123

    I have never failed a new years resolution. It is really easy - just don't make one. Why do people think a fireworks show and a boozy night out is a good time to make resolutions anyway?

  • mz atmaca
    mz atmaca

    as a recap: Write them down Track your progress in a visual way resort to 20 second rule to save your willpower energy

  • olufisayo Akingbohungbe
    olufisayo Akingbohungbe

    oh poor him he didn't realise the terrible year that would befall him

  • Joshua Diocares
    Joshua Diocares

    “My third New Year’s resolution is deleting social media apps.” But you’re a SVsoftr, so you have to delete SVsoft because it’s a social media app. Then you wouldn’t be a SVsoftr anymore.

  • Joshua Diocares
    Joshua Diocares

    My New Year’s Resolutions For 2021: Learn rocket science and calculus. Learn more chemistry. Even though this one is pretty ambitious, I’m going to try it. Learn 2,021 words this year. I’ve done the math and it looks like I’m going to have to learn 5 to 6 words per day. Not bad, as long as I can persist learning new words. Exercise. Not too hard though, might as well take some breaks here and there.

  • sentient still
    sentient still

    wait three more weeks for the natural beginning/initiating codon of the sun cycle... svsoft.info/award/kaq5rJitlcu6y5s/video.html

  • Jake D
    Jake D

    How did it go, Derek? Also, Veggie crispers make veggies spoil faster. Put your candy in there instead! =)

  • 18 XII Sci C Sachin Sundaresan
    18 XII Sci C Sachin Sundaresan

    "8% of people stick to their resolution through the end of the year." Watching this while my batter was at 8%

  • David Robinson
    David Robinson

    THE SMART acronym can help, although it's 5/1/2021, drinking alcohol packed in, wish me luck

  • TrollMonkey

    I could have sworn that the title was "Why Most Republicans Fail & How to Succeed!"

  • grindo

    Is it Michael from vsause on his red shirt? o_O

  • Timbhu J
    Timbhu J

    0:26 2020: Trust me buddy, you will follow the news 🤭

  • Taha Silat
    Taha Silat

    Wheres my 2021 gang at?

  • The Intelligent CPA
    The Intelligent CPA

    Watching this in 2021. Thank you very much sir.

  • asdf123asdf

    WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR CALENDAR IF YOUR LOSE POWER!!!!????? Edit: Try putting plastic vegetables on your counter to remind you to check the fridge.

  • David Shelton
    David Shelton

    Waste less time on youtube...

  • Sasoon2006

    I’ll count yesterday (1.1.2021.) as start of the new decade

  • Athul Krishna
    Athul Krishna

    5:18 *just comment how many times XD*

  • Athul Krishna
    Athul Krishna

    I'm one day late. I missed 1st of jan. AGAIN

  • Alastor Phoenix ʕっ•ᴥ•ʔっ
    Alastor Phoenix ʕっ•ᴥ•ʔっ

    F in the chat

  • S G
    S G

    SVsoft algorithm is smart.

  • Ryan Newman
    Ryan Newman

    “2020 is the start of a new decade so it may even be better” man that aged well...

  • Natasha “SepticeyeNatasha” Merline
    Natasha “SepticeyeNatasha” Merline

    It's 2021, and 2020 was out the window. Throw it out.

  • Ricky Johnson
    Ricky Johnson

    Progress report it's 2021


    I'm getting rid of youtube from my phone. My Phone: you cannot delete that. Go make some other resolutions

  • William Dam
    William Dam

    What me in 2019 want to do in 2020: 1. Being able to drive a car 2. Getting a part time job 3. Being able to eat out with friends over the summer Coronavirus: I’m gonna end this whole man’s resolutions.

  • Jericó San Nicolás
    Jericó San Nicolás

    College: Don't fail any subject. Novel: Finish writing my novel and plan the next one. Japanese: Know at least 1000 of the most used kanji and practice more grammar and speaking. SVsoft: Make a youtube channel with at least 20 videos.

    • A random Guy
      A random Guy

      Here is a Reminder ...... 😇

  • Laura VO
    Laura VO

    The economist? really?

  • Sidnei Andrade
    Sidnei Andrade

    Watching this video planning for 2021!

  • Kannan T R
    Kannan T R

    Today is 1 Jan of 2021. Just wanted to put it out thare because many people have lost sense of time due to covid. Or you know logically it is 2022, but like Derek said...

  • Caro K
    Caro K

    Watching this on 1/1/21. Me @ 0:20 - “oh. Oh no. Spoiler alert. You fail that goal.”

  • Bowen Judd (NoSanityM8)
    Bowen Judd (NoSanityM8)

    Imagine that one immune compromised person who said: For 2020, I will not quarantine myself as much.

  • Tenente Bigodes
    Tenente Bigodes

    we had a little bubonic plague in 2020, but 2021 can't be worse this time we gonna make it folks trust me i'm a cat

  • moxly

    Well just as Derek predicted, my 2020 New Years Resolution failed spectacularly, so I'm rewatching this video to make sure my 2021 resolution doesn't.

  • Tyler Pilkinton
    Tyler Pilkinton

    Watching this at the end of 2020, I came here specifically because I knew Derek would have some useful tips, and he definitely delivered. I decided early on that I'd make small New Year's resolutions for 2021, such as getting up from my computer and walking around for a few minutes every hour (except when I'm streaming!), burning at least 1200 calories a week on my exercise bike, and doing something creative every day (even if it's just writing down ideas for future projects). I've also already deleted Facebook from my phone lol

  • 18-4025 Barath Kumar S
    18-4025 Barath Kumar S

    Watching this in 2021 cause I failed all my 2020 resolutions.Hopefully things turn out well!

    • Shiva Reddy
      Shiva Reddy

      Same lol

    • Abhi

      They definitely will. All the best!

  • Hasan

    Thinking before step! That's one of my new year's resolution.

    • Hasan

      Also being constant at study.

  • Luis Medina
    Luis Medina

    For 2021: Do a daly coding problem, Read one page every day, Dont sleep late just if dont have to.

    • Uncle Randy
      Uncle Randy

      console.writeline("hello world"), I'm hype

  • nelimalu

    So, how did you do?

  • Madankumar Singh
    Madankumar Singh

    Study 16hours a day Go for running everyday don't become a internet addict Get the highest grade in class and all exams. Period

    • Suchitra shetty
      Suchitra shetty

      @yara muallem I think you are not Indian, you will not understand 😂😅

    • yara muallem
      yara muallem

      16 hours??? I'm a med student and I don't study that much

  • arghya shit
    arghya shit

    who is seeing this video on 28dec 2020.like comment please.

  • Joseph miller
    Joseph miller

    Would be good to hear how your plans went this year

  • Jamaico Concepcion
    Jamaico Concepcion

    gonna watch this again for 2021

  • Alex Beecroft
    Alex Beecroft

    man, what we would have said if we'd known 2020 was going to be the year it was 🤣 It'd be interesting to see the data and compare it to year prior

  • blue knight
    blue knight

    Me knowing that 2020 has been worse

  • Mike

    1:10 For all intend of purposes I am definately counting 2021 as the first year of the decade. 2020 turned out not so well.

  • Aditya Mishra
    Aditya Mishra

    My resolution: Write one sentence each day with my non-dominant hand. Progress: I'm an ambidexterous now.

  • Ryan28

    New Year’s resolution- Dont look at Yt comments

  • Christian Cantelli
    Christian Cantelli

    One year ago I watched this video and since then I wrote and published 2 novels. It kinda works I suppose.

  • Carolina Bohorquez
    Carolina Bohorquez

    Now I'm here wondering how did you do with your resolutions ...

  • Leslie Stroobant
    Leslie Stroobant

    It's December. How did you do?

  • Bhavishy Sharma
    Bhavishy Sharma

    You will again download social media apps & login to your account 😂😂😂😂😂😂 after the video

  • Bhavishy Sharma
    Bhavishy Sharma

    My resolution of 1st January is to write the most funniest part (which I think) of any video in comments & In this video : 6:50, I too turn that box with leg 😂

  • TanyaNirielle

    1:37 Well this year, the gyms DEFINITELY cleared out by March, but for a completely different reason...

    • Paul Jones
      Paul Jones

      LMAO 🤣🤣🤣

  • Lorenzo Trombini
    Lorenzo Trombini

    Spoiler: 2020 sucks

  • Naman Chauhan
    Naman Chauhan

    1:00 *boy oh boy did this not age well*

  • Juveri Setila
    Juveri Setila

    Can we just talk about 2020 for a second?

  • Siddharth Kulkarni
    Siddharth Kulkarni

    Resolution: Survive 2020

  • Melvyn Windham - Composer
    Melvyn Windham - Composer

    Too many ads in the middle AND a paid endorsement. Disliked.

  • Mateusz Bosiacki
    Mateusz Bosiacki

    haha 2020? i just want to surrvive?