The first month of 2017 is almost over, and the signs of a new year are all around us. Lattes are replaced with green smoothies, early morning exercise classes are full to capacity and the comfort food of the holidays, has been replaced with fish, salad and fruit-infused water.

But today, let’s address new year’s resolutions. Although, I now lean more towards ongoing goal setting over that jolt that most get, to make a change at the first of the year. My reasoning? I prefer ongoing progress to temporary optimism and hard-to-maintain resolve.

If you’re consistently making progress, there’s no need to succumb to the thinking that January is magical and that anything you start at the first of the year, will surely be a success. You’re not going to lose the weight any differently or pay off debt any quicker because you waited for the new year.

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