New Year - Hype or Hope?

As the year comes to a close, the tradition of making your New Year's Resolutions stares you in the face. It's a time for all of us to look back at who we are and what we have done. It's a time for us to look forward at who we want to be and what we want to do and accomplish in our lives.

A New Year's Resolution is a commitment made by someone trying to change a habit or part of their lifestyle. Usually it is something that is meant to change life for the better or what is perceived as better. With the coming of a new year, it is a symbol of rebirth and a great time to make a positive change to one's life.

The concept of a New Year's Resolution has been around for hundreds of years.

And for hundreds of years many of the annual self-improvement plans are broken. Some resolutions are never really started while others make it a few weeks or months before being dropped to the wayside. Quite often it is the difficulty of change and the comfort and ease of just keeping things the same that causes us to fail at the resolutions we make each year.

Change no matter how good it might be is a hard thing to do. Many of us live with bad habits and bad situations but because it is easier to just keep going we never make the effort for real change.

The New Year and the chance for resolutions and change give us all hope but most of us don't do what is required to make the change.

Achieving your goals and making resolutions that are attainable is not an impossible job. Just follow a few simple rules and you too can be having success making positive change. And don't forget, it doesn't have to be January 1st in order to make a change. Be open to possibilities and let change happen.

Don't dwell on the past or the future, as the wise Kung Fu master once said, "The past is history, the future is a mystery but today is a gift that is why they call it the present!"

One day at a time, one step at a time we can all succeed.

Happy New You...err Year!!!

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