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MTYT: New Year's resolutions

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Last year at this time, I resolved that you'd see "less" of me in 2011.

And you know what, I kept my promise.  Thanks to some very thought-provoking guest commentators, we had a variety of opinions to share on the My Turn/Your Turn segment this year.

But my ability to keep a New Year's resolution is unusual.  Not just for me, but for everybody.

The overwhelming majority of us who actually make resolutions will fail to keep them for a year.  In fact, most will break them by January's end.

But I don't think it should dissuade us from trying.

There's something cleansing about the turn of the year.  It's a fresh start.  It is our annual opportunity to start from square one. 

A lot of people like to set personal goals.  Lose weight.  Gossip less.  Exercise more.

I encourage you to give it a shot, and who knows, maybe this time next year you can join me in celebrating a resolution fulfilled!  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Happy New Year!

That's my turn.  Now it's your turn.  Share some of your New Year's resolutions by emailing me at yourturn@wect.com


 

Emailed comments from viewers:

I hadn't planned a resolution for the new year, but after much thought I changed my mind. My resolution for this year is to continue my weight loss journey. I joined our local gym almost 3 years ago in an attempt to loose weight and I've come a long way by dropping 25 pounds. I plan to continue eating healthy throughout the new year and keep encouraging my children's healthy habits as well. I hope all the people who make resolutions this year will have the willpower and motivation to follow through with their changes far past the end of January.

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