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Fallacy of New Year Resolutions

Do you make new years resolutions?

I can’t think of any I’ve made, and if I have I’m sure I haven’t kept them.

So why all the news stories…

I was in a checkout line in the grocery store yesterday and could not believe the headlines and subheadlines of every magazine before me.

I routinely check out headlines if nothing more to spot trends.

Oprahs was the best…

How to Get What You Really Want This Year

  • A Healthier Body
  • More Money
  • Weight Loss That Sticks!

So two things…

Instead of making new years resolutions make a statement of fact.

For instance, if you want to lose weight, instead of saying my new years resolution is to lose weight say…

I’m going to lose 15lbs by February 10th.

or money…

I’m going to make $1,000 extra by February 7th.

Oh and about the headlines, I have always found The Oprah Magazine to have top notch headlines that go into my personal swipe file. Here’s more from the same issue…

Eat, Pray, Love… and Then What?

Can You Transform Your Whole Life in 60 Days?

Death Ground – Your Key to Success

Sun Tzu wrote of creating a ‘death ground’ — a place where an army is backed up against some geographical feature like a mountain, a river, or a forest and has no escape route.

Without a way to retreat an army fights with double or triple the spirit it would have on open terrain, because death is viscerally present. Sun Tzu advocated deliberately stationing soldiers on death ground to give them the desperate edge that makes men fight like the devil.

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