Resolutions this time of year often fail because they represent nothing more than a shallow attempt to patch a deficiency in your life. We set a goal to lose weight and then weeks later nothing changes because secretly deep down we are happy being fat. Change only happens when your soul changes, meaning you want something so badly you are willing to change how you think and live to achieve that dream. And that change won't happen unless there is a trigger; something so emotionally strong it forces you out of your comfort zone onto a new path where anything is possible.
Triggers are usually derived from an emotional ass kicking. We work in a bad job, get married, have kids and now money is important so we are forced to change and grow. But triggers also come from the ability to look into your future and try to project who you want to be when we grow up.
Ten years from now, looking back, what did it mean to be you? Did you achieve what you wanted or simply passed the time? Did you change lives or if you died no one would even notice? Did you make enough money to take care of your family and plan a future? Spend little time on resolutions this year and a lot more time on who you want to be in the future, how you want to live and at the end of your days, what it meant to be you.