Building a New You

Vineyard Morris Plains
Vineyard Morris Plains
Building a New You

Building a New You

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always intrigued this time of the year, by the whole notion of New Year’s Resolutions.

  • Think about it, nearly 45% of adult Americans make at least one NYR, hoping to make some kind of personal improvement,
  • From getting out of debt & living a healthier lifestyle to getting more organized and losing weight.

The thing is that, based on the people I’ve asked over the past week, only a handful have made a NYR this year.

  • Well, it turns out that only 20% of those tend to make NYRs will make them every year.
  • And that’s probably because only 8-12% of people who made a New Year’s resolution last year say they were successful at keeping it.

In fact, just this week, Oprah announced that she’s forever done with New Year Resolutions.

  • Like many of us, even Oprah has learned that, by early Spring, she’ll often forget what her resolutions were let alone keep them!
  • And yet, at the same time, Mark Zuckerberg, of FB fame, really challenge people this week, to join him in making thoughtful NYRs.
  • Why shouldn’t we want to grow as people… and learn new things outside of work?