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Are you following those resolutions?

(noun) resolution
A decision to do something
or to behave in a certain manner

"2011 is so my year!...I'm going to change!...I'll be the best me ever!".....

.....And the list goes on and on and on. 
We are now entering the second week of January. Tell the truth, how many of you broke your New Year Resolutions already? I know I broke two already. #1 on my list was to diet...I broke that as we were bringing in the new year. #2 on my list was to watch my temper...I can't help it that the angry little monster in me likes to come out sometimes.

I looked up some statistics and check it out. The following shows how many of these resolutions are maintained as time goes on:

- past the first week: 75%
- past 2 weeks: 71%
- after one month: 64%
- after 6 months: 46%

This is what I think. Screw those New Year Resolutions, seriously. If you're serious about doing something and making it come true you will do it anytime during the year and not just because it's a new year. Yes it feels good to celebrate a whole new year because we all think we have a new slate. But once that year isn't so new anymore we tend to forget about the goals we made.

So my suggestion is to think small. Instead of making a big list of things we want to change about ourselves, think of a couple of main things and be reasonable! For example: don't say, "In 2011 I'ma be rich and lose 30 pounds." Think smaller; "in 2011 I'm going to save 30 dollars from every paycheck to build up my savings account and I will exercise daily to lose at least one pound a month."

This may not seem like a lot but when you start accomplishing these smaller goals you will feel good about yourself when you see improvement. Chances are you will then continue on with your goals and from there work towards bigger ones. This saves you from adding to all the failed resolutions that people tend to forget as the year goes by, and you won't add to the statistics above.


  1. Good advice! I do like the idea of "thinking small" rather than trying to tackle the whole thing at once. Those statistics are horrible... This was interesting.

  2. Thank you! I have another resolution but I rather not post it on here and so far I'm doing good with it which is shocking


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