Making Resolutions Stick

Only 8 percent of people who make New Year's resolutions actually succeed, according to the University of Scranton. Take heart: By learning a few tricks to bolster your willpower, this year can be different.

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What, Me Worry?

Last year, I made a weird resolution. I guess it was typical in one respect - that it was intended to end a bad habit and thereby improve my life. But it was also a little odd in that the resolution only pertained to the conversations in my head. I made no commitment to change any of my outward behaviors.

Resolutions Workshop 2008: Support Tactics

You've crafted your New Year's resolutions with care. Now comes the tricky part: translating intention into action — ideally, the ongoing kind. For this, you need more than a wing and a prayer. You need pragmatic support systems and the good sense to put them to work.

Action Plan 2004: Resolutions Reconsidered

For this year's Resolutions Workshop, we gathered up four of our favorite personal-development experts and asked them to weigh in with how — and how not — to go about crafting New Year's resolutions. They wound up recasting the whole resolutions process and sketching out a more successful, sustainable course for personal change.