Only Eight Percent of New Year Resolutions Succeed

resolutions-2011Only eight percent of New Year resolutions are successful. So, with such abysmal odds, here are some suggestions for better New Year resolutions.

1. Accept the best in all relationships.

Look around. Know what you want and how to ask for it. Do not hide you real self and don’t expect the world to move during rebound after rebound. If you’re Buddhist, you must be honest with yourself about who you are. If you’re Christian, you must be honest with yourself about who you are. Accept that everyone is flawed, there is no perfect.

2. Live, Love, Learn and Leave A Legacy.

While Stephen Covey coined the phrase, it bears repeating. Contrary to what others believe, we are here to enrich the world, to make someone’s life a little better. Live to that standard each and every day.

3. Create a Bucket List

Some use a ‘bucket list’ as a life goal, others use the ‘bucket list’ as life ending goals. In any case, By accomplishing worthy items you to create compelling stories about how you lived.

4. Visit 10 Different Places

Seeing this resolution on the Yahoo Lifestyle bog made me think of all the places I have visited but never bother to photograph.  If you’ve got the travel bug and want to see a bit more of the world, make a New Year’s resolution to visit some interesting places and make a visual record of the year.

5. Do not believe anything simply because one heard it. Read, study and validate thoughts.

6. Focus on change, not results.

7. Dwell on the future, not the past.

8. Find someone who thinks they are alone and convince them they are not (from Mother Teresa).

All it takes is to affirm our solidarity with them, and tell them that their tears weigh on our conscious, that their cries reach our hearts, and to convince them that they are not alone.

Change isn’t easy. It takes effort. Much of the time we are run by habits and emotional patterns. But all things are possible. So let’s make good resolutions – and figure out how to embody them!



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