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New Year's Resolutions?

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One week of 2015 is already over. Did you make any New Year's Resolutions?

Research tends to support the view that New Year's Resolutions don't work for most people. Consider the following statistics:

  • 25% of people abandon their New Year's Resolutions after one week.
  • 60% of people abandon them within six months.
  • The average person makes the same New Year's Resolutions 10 times without success.
  • Even after a heart attack, only 14% of patients make any meaningful change around eating or exercise.

That's not good news. Clearly, change is hard and resolutions alone aren't enough. However, planning and taking steps toward clear goals can bring about change in our lives if we go about it the right away. 

If you haven't done so already, check out my thoughts on Getting Ready for the New Year. I pray that this year is your best year yet!