A New Year is coming but will you be the same old you?
you are awful or awesome, you have an obligation to be even better. As
we embark upon another holiday season full of food, fun and festivities,
we are also inundated with the personal and professional pressures of
making promises to ourselves. Make a self-promise in July, it’s just a
promise. Make a self-promise in December or January, and ta-dah, it
becomes a New Year’s Resolution!
In 27 B.C., The Babylonians of
the Roman Empire gave proclamations to the God, Janus. The month of
January is named after this God. Promises of returning borrowed items
or settling debts were made to God Janus. As the continuation of this
act became a consistent tradition, it has become common during the month
of January, now the first month of the year in our Western culture, New
Year’s Resolutions are promises to ourselves.
The top nine New Year’s Resolutions all involve two dynamics: Health or Money.
- 45 percent make New Year’s Resolutions.
- 33 percent quit by February 1 (That’s really sad!).
Health club and gym memberships from
December, January and February, (first 90 days of the year) make up 71
percent of the gyms annual revenue!
Here three ways to be successful in keeping your New Year’s Resolutions. Read more...