One of the high-frequency words this season is resolution. Change is another word that has seen its fair share of the red carpet. It turned out to be one of the most effective and used words of 2008. The Times article on the topic of change/resolutions makes a good point when it says: "“We’re hard-wired not to change quickly,” Dr. Jacobs said. “Think of what chaos would ensue if you could snap your finger and change instantly tomorrow. You would be one person today, someone else tomorrow.”"
Another bit says:
"In a season of change, in a year of change, most people who embark on a journey of self-renewal can expect anything but. Research shows that about 80 percent of people who make resolutions on Jan. 1 fall off the wagon by Valentine’s Day, according to Marti Hope Gonzales, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota.
Such revelations will hardly come as a surprise to the repeat offenders and recidivists — that is, most of us — who year after year make, and break, the same resolutions."
Moral of the story, when making resolutions, the key ingredient of the pie is realism.
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