Your Brain is Wired to Break New Year’s Resolutions

Odille Remmert
4 min readJan 3, 2022

Trying to stick to New Year resolutions without changing the way your brain is wired is like trying to push a shopping cart with a wonky wheel — you know, the one that keeps veering off to one side when you’re trying to push it in a straight line? As long as that wheel is wonky, you’ll need to fight with the cart to keep it going in the direction you want it to go.

But, once you change that wheel — put a new wheel in its place — then the cart will automatically go in any direction you choose to push it! It’s the same with the unconscious part…

Odille Remmert

Author of: "Change What Happened to You: How to Use Neuroscience to Get the Life You Want by Changing Your Negative Childhood Memories"