Why? Because we are human.
We make promises that get broken, we make commitments that we can't follow through with, we mess up.
I have to admit that my resolutions are not going as well as they could be. Mostly the Get Fit part. It started when my work out buddy got sick, so instead of working out together, I colored and got soup for her while she was miserable. Then, we both became busy with school work.
Then there's the whole "I will post on a regular basis" thing. Which you can tell that hasn't worked. Because Life happens.
I now realize that New Year's Resolutions fail because Life happens. People get sick. We get busy, no, overwhelmed with school, work, and trying to have a social life. And Life never gives us sympathy and slows down long enough for us to at least catch up. Life has been, and always will continue going at the same pace, even if it seems it is going ten times faster than yesterday. We just have to accept the fact that we can never do it all. We have to choose to focus on the things that will makes us the best versions of ourselves. Whether it is giving up a social commitment to spend some time alone to process the day so you can tackle the next one, or cutting back your hours at work so you can stay on top of your homework.
Life happens. And when it does, we can either sit and complain or do something about it and deal with it. Let's try and choose the latter.