Thursday, December 27, 2012

Are you sick of New Year's resolutions?

Me too.
We make resolutions on New Year's Day to become better people. Our hearts are often in the right place, but somehow, our resolve doesn’t quite translate into results. Research on New Year’s resolutions indicates that...
  • Within the first two months of the new year, 25 percent of us will break our promises. 
  • By six months, nearly 40 percent will have failed. 
  • By the end of the year, approximately 82 percent will be unsuccessful. 
Think about your own life. Haven’t you ever made a New Year’s resolution to diet only to gain weight? We all start out so well, but most of us don’t finish well. As the great poet/philosopher Homer once said: 
 “I used to rock and roll all night and party every day. Then it was every other day. Now I’m lucky if I can find a half an hour a week in which to get funky.”—Homer Simpson
So this year, I encourage you to resolve to not make any New Year’s resolutions this year. (Get it?)

While there is something in the human psyche that gravitates to new beginnings, if you really want to start this new year right, forget about making New Year’s resolutions. Don’t waste your breath huffing and puffing about how YOU are going to change yourself. Instead, do something REALLY life-changing this year... to continue reading go here.

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