I read somewhere that 50% of us make some kind of New Year resolution. Of that 50% only 11% actually stick to the resolution. So on the one hand there is this well intended effort at bettering ones self that slams right in the face of reality. Our options? Well we can pretend that we are really going to pull it off against all odds or we can cynically renounce all such resolution making all together and hence never becoming that “better person” we want to be.
Joe Carter actually comes up with a third option in Don’t Just Make A Resolution – Make A Habit.