Here we are again! A new year and we all are thinking of the success and or mistakes we made last year. Personally, I am struggling with the list of 15 resolutions I made last year. I was only able to work and improve on 5 of them. Hopefully, I can get around to the other 10 this year and ironically I have added 7 additional resolutions which will help me resolve some of the resolutions I set last year. I know it sounds crazy, but this is my reality. So let’s take a step back and ask this question: What is a resolution? defines resolutions in several dynamics, but there is really only one which resonates with me directly.


RESOLUTION: (rez-uh-loo-shuh n) the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method, procedure, a resolve; a decision or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.


Ask yourself, have you made resolutions to improve your life over the years and you have not accomplished your goals? Are you making resolutions to keep your resolutions? Well, don’t be so hard on yourself because only 8% of us keep or succeed at our resolutions throughout a full calendar year. Ironically, the top 10 resolutions we make are our to-do items we should focus on throughout our entire life. Here is the list of top resolutions below:

  1. Lose Weight
  2. Get Organized
  3. Spend Less, Save More
  4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  5. Stay Fit and Healthy
  6. Learn Something Exciting
  7. Quite Smoking
  8. Help Others in Their Dreams
  9. Fall in Love
  10. Spend More Time with Family


Hopefully you have at least one of these resolutions on your personal list; if not, please add “make more money.” Resolutions are important just like a vision board and making a bucket list, but remember you can’t conquer what you won’t confront. Attack your resolutions and don’t be afraid to fail.


Keep up the good work!