John Oliver explains how to make New Year’s resolutions more realistic (VIDEO).

John Oliver Explains How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions More Realistic

John Oliver Explains How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions More Realistic

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Jan. 4 2016 9:57 AM

John Oliver Explains How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions More Realistic

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Still taken from the video.

We’re only a few days into 2016, but let’s be honest—most of us have already broken our champagne-soaked promises to become vegan, marathon-running soup kitchen volunteers. But fear not, whatever your resolution was, John Oliver has some practical advice: Don’t worry about keeping it. Instead, figure out a way to revise it once you’ve failed.

“Deep down, we all know the key to a successful resolution is not hard work and dedication,” Oliver says. “It's managing disappointment.”