I Think The Number Was 17

I hope I am remembering this correctly but I seem to recall hearing that more than 90% of New Year’s Resolutions are abandoned or forgotten by 17 January. Wow. Only 17 days elapse before most people “give up?” That statistic makes me both sad and disappointed.

I know from personal experience how hard change can be, whether that change be something as simple as vowing to lose weight/lead a healthier life style (a personal goal for me in 2014) or learning to adapt after losing a dear friend to a terminal illness (a personal tragedy for me in 2013). One of MY many resolutions for 2014 was to focus on positive thoughts and acts to not only make MY life better, but the lives of those around me as well.

Some of my goals and resolutions will take time – probably more time than simply 2014. That said, I was pleased to find this graphic today – it spoke to me. See, I committed to MY resolutions on 02 January 2014 so (in my head) it has been NINE days so far, more than halfway to 17…


I like the message of this graphic; in fact, I have committed this phrase to memory and will say it aloud from time to time, as needed.

I hope the New Year is coming along well for you, and that your resolutions – whatever they may be – are still “in play.”

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