A former Missourian, Samuel Clemons aka Mark Twain, once said, “…..Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits!” For most of us, this is true. Most make grand proclamations of what they will attempt in the New Year and then slowly slip right back into their old excuses on why they can’t successfully chart a new course for themselves or their business.

One of the main reasons that New Year’s resolutions are so difficult to keep is that we don’t adequately prepare to initiate them.  For most people, the thought of making such resolutions are not something we even consider until the week before we try to kick them in gear.

Unfortunately, most of us live by a motto that best explains our day to day mentality- “Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today!” 

In other words, you need to start today, not in two or three weeks, to plan for your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions.  If you wait until a couple days before January 1 to consider what those resolutions will be then you will slip into your old habits……and end up being the punch line of a Mark Twain quote!