Do you believe in New Year’s resolutions?

Do you think it’s just another commercialization?

Just a lucrative time for businesses?
Well, maybe.

However, resolutions are good. New Year’s is a great time to look back on your life and think about future endeavors.

Between you and me, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on membership fees to lose the weight or buy products to make you feel better or look better. It starts from the inside.

So you already know your resolutions?

How are you going to keep them?
One thing I noticed we often do is give it all we can for the first month or two… then the resolutions slowly slip into oblivion. We’ll excuse it ourselves by saying: "Let’s face it; this particular resolution was unachievable, unreachable, and unreasonable." WRONG.

"Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed." -Cavett Robert

A New Year’s resolution is a goal. You must revisit it and renew it if necessary. And you need to have your resolution clearly defined.

  • Write them down
  • Write them in a special notebook
  • Write and post them.
  • This way they won’t get lost in oblivion.

    Another way is to tell your friends and relatives. This, though, could be a dangerous path. By telling a lot of people you will be compelled to reach it, however if you don’t reach it when you said you would, you won’t feel too proud around your friends and family. Watch for that one.

    Your resolutions are doable. What if they stretch over 6 months or a year? Resolutions are great. Use them, embrace them, and go wild. Break them down into manageable actions. Just do them.

    I wish you all a peaceful and meaningful 2006.

    Lynne Dean


    "In truth there is no such thing in man's nature as a settled and full resolve either for good or evil, except at the very moment of execution." -Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "Either I will find a way, or I will make one." -Philip Sidney

    "Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve." -Benjamin Franklin

    "Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution." -Jay Leno

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