This is a picture of gym attendance by day of the week.
People love fresh starts.
People want to create change in their lives. They want to set and achieve goals. They want to accomplish things.
This feeling is the strongest at a ‘fresh start’. New Years Day people create resolutions for the year. At the beginning of the month, subscriptions to gyms go up. And at the beginning of each week, more people want to attend the gym.
People want a difference in their lives, and this fresh start gives them the illusion that things will somehow be different.
But, looking at the chart, this isn’t true. People start going at the beginning of the week, but they fall off over the week, to the point that almost 25% of the people are still going at the end of the week who started at the beginning.
So how can we achieve goals? We want to make a difference in our lives, but there’s something missing. An element that’s preventing us from making that leap.