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New Year’s Resolutions that really Take the Cake

Are you like the 92 % of people that make New Year’s Resolutions only to soon find that you haven’t been able to keep them?   I never liked to think of myself like that, but during some end of year reflection I realized that my resolutions for 2011 were sounding a lot (ahem…exactly) like the ones I had set the previous year – and perhaps in all honestly, like the ones for the year before that!  The common definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over yet expecting to get a different result.  So what was going to be different THIS new year?  How was I going to achieve success this time around?

There are a lot of things I want to do MORE of:  cook, write, exercise, spend quality time with my family, read…those are just the TOP ones.  But putting all that off to the side for the moment, how can I really

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Ready for the Best Year of Your Life?

The countdown is about to begin.  Out with the old, in with the new.  One year ends, another begins.  Do you use this time to reflect at all – to look back at all that has happened in your life during this year?  Do you think about what you accomplished – and what you did not?  Do you think about how to make 2009 even better?

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, my girlfriend informed me.  I think she is crazy not to – and told her so!  When is there a better time than NOW – as a year winds down?   It feels so natural. Sure you can make resolutions any time, but the calendar gives us a start (January 1st) and possibly a finish (December 31st  — if you set yearly goals). 

I don’t set them so I don’t break them, another friend told me (rather tongue in cheek – I HOPE).  But that is …

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