Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? If so, how many did you make this year? How many do you think you will keep? We all know that completing these resolutions do not have a high rate of success.
According to the souls that be, about 40 to 45 percent of adults, living in America, make at least one resolution for New Year’s. What the souls do not know is what percent of those Americans complete their resolution(s).
If you are like most people, you have good intentions. We think this year will be different. This year we will complete our resolution. We will lose 20 pounds. We will quit smoking. We will do this or do that. However, for many, the resolution is abandoned by mid-January or early February.
It is believed that New Year’s resolutions date back to the Babylonian times. History marks that Julius Caesar created the tradition. Supposedly he felt this was a way to honor the mythical Roman god Janus. Janus, having two faces, could look back into the previous year as well as look forward to the new year. The Romans, it is believed, made resolutions such as to seek forgiveness and peace with their enemies.
Successful or not, it is believed that resolutions are a good thing – even when they are not completed. This indicates that the person still has hope as well as a level of belief in the possibility they can change.
So, as the new year approaches, do you have anything you would like to change in your life? If so, are you going to make a New Year’s resolution?