We're only four days into the new year, which means that by now most of us have completely abandoned our New Year's resolutions. It's okay, nobody ever expected you to get those six pack abs anyways. 

Don't worry, though, John Oliver is here to remind you that the key to accomplishing your resolutions isn't trying, it's adjusting them to coincide with your lack of effort. Basically, just set you standards so low that you can't fail.

And if lowering your resolutions to embarrassingly low standards doesn't work, simply raise them up to a level where nobody would ever expect you to succeed. Just like John says, "it's all about managing disappointment."