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New Year Resolutions

With every new year, comes new promises to ourselves: lose weight, spend more time with our families, quit smoking, etc. etc. etc. However, according to an article by Keith Hartung, only “52% of all of the participants in a resolution study believed they would accomplish their goals, and only 12% actually achieved them.” I’m not really surprised by this and I’m sure many of you wont be either.

One thing I did find interesting this year was that when I asked people about their new years resolutions, many people said “this year… I’m not making any.” When I asked why, they simply responded “because I’d rather just try to better myself all the time than set a shallow goal that will probably get pushed aside by the end of January.”
It got me thinking, why do we make new years resolutions? Shouldn’t we be doing just that… improving upon ourselves always? It’s like comparing a sprint race to a cross country race. We should be focused on the big picture, using our endurance to continuously better ourselves over time rather than just for a fleeting moment.
So this year, I encourage you all to throw out the vague, over ambitious resolutions and get focused on the bigger picture.
Happy 2010 all! :)

><(("> Michela Fleury

Michela is a ><(("> Team Member at Catch Your Limit, a management firm with offices in Tallahassee, Florida and Richmond, Virginia. To learn more, visit

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