We have for thousands of years. Think about it.
I believe a New Year’s Resolution is a bit like an impulse buy. As you near the cash register, you happen by a plethora of cheap and not-so-accidentally placed items that are cheap and intended to make you buy on impulse (i.e. without thinking).
Like the last few steps of a shopping trip (literally if you read magazine covers), an array of options and ideas for New Year’s resolutions spring up before you at the end of the year from magazines, blogs, friends, etc. Thus, people pick up a few goals before they check-out of 2012 and head into 2013 with a few pounds of fail they didn’t actually need.
So, I should just forget trying to improve? No, not at all. Continue reading