This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Habits. Habits are recurrent, often unconscious patterns of behavior that are acquired through frequent repetition. Dan Robey is the Official Guide to Habits.

This Year I Will...: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make a Dream Come True, by M. J. Ryan, is a valuable resource for people interested in Habits, and it is available through Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

From Publishers Weekly
Fast forward a few months (or a few weeks) into any given new year, and most peoples' resolutions have been either forgotten or abandoned. As one of the creators of the bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series, author and life coach Ryan outlines a concrete and practical strategy for following through on a resolution while dealing with all of life's other ups and downs: "One of the tricks about change is that we have to figure out how to do it in the midst of everything else." In encouraging, easy-to-read chapters, Ryan tackles the obstacles that keep readers from their goals and provides helpful tools and language to quell negative, self-defeating thoughts. Championing affirmation and cognitive therapy strategies, Ryan urges readers to switch from "why" thinking to "what could be possible" thinking, using "right brain" skills to achieve success: "The right brain is future oriented. It's where our aspirations, our dreams, our longings reside." Ryan's handy self-help will prove welcome for anyone seeking gentle but solid help in achieving personal change.
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"If you're struggling and think that one more book can't possibly make a difference, think again. MJ Ryan has the rare gift of breaking things down into clear pieces that can be tackled."
—Laura Berman Fortgang, author of Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction

"This Year I Will . . . is the go-to book to learn how to start that self improvement journey---and maintain it for life!"
—Pamela Peeke MD, MPH, FACP, author of Body for Life for Women

Author's Bio: 

This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Habits. The Official Guide to Habits is Dan Robey. Dan is the author of the Best-Selling book "The Power of Positive Habits" which is published in 22 countries worldwide. He is also the co-author of a new book with Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Dennis Waitley and other leading Self-Help experts titled "101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life," and he has written dozens of articles on habits which have been published in national magazines such as "Prevention", "The New York Times" and others.

Additional Resources covering Habits can be found at:

Website Directory for Habits
Articles on Habits
Products for Habits
Discussion Board
Dan Robey, The Official Guide to Habits