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New Year's Resolutions: Publishers Clearing House employees make resolutions

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Learning what the New Year's resolutions are of others is a lot more fascinating than reading over our own. And that's why Dave Sayer, a member of the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol began asking fans to list their resolutions on his Facebook page before the New Year. And on Jan. 2, PCH employees began sharing their resolutions on the PCH Blog, so you can learn what those who work for a major sweepstakes company want to have happen in their lives this year.

Matt K. wants to "read more books this year than last year." And if he caught the most recent Fox and Friends show on Thursday then he knows that a new book is out this year about "Financial Wisdom". That book tells those who want to be wealthy how to get there if they are not. And since Publishers Clearing House employees can't "be in it to win it" like the rest of us when it comes to their million-dollar giveaways, then that might be a great book for them to read?

New Year's resolutions for other employees of the popular company included forgetting about a weight loss diet plan, which is just the opposite of the number one resolution each year for the rest of us: to lose weight.

Another PCH employee resolved to smile more often, but her peers say she smiles quite enough already. Another is resolving "not to have a resolution" at all. And that sounds like a real winner! At least that way you can't fail.

But for the sweepstakes employees who do want a New Year's resolution--and they want to make sure they keep it, then Forbes has 4 simple ways they can do it:

  1. Make sure you really want to do it
  2. Be honest about yourself
  3. Become curious about how to do it
  4. Forgive your failing moments

Sticking with a resolution takes willpower, so the first tips from Forbes is spot on, as you really need to want to do something in order to do it. And some just don't want something bad enough to succeed at it.

That leads us to the second tip, about being honest with yourself. Making unrealistic resolutions will lead to failure. So being honest with yourself about the challenges you will face to achieve the goal is important. Don't tell yourself you can walk the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine when you haven't even been walking a mile a day for a month.

Becoming curious about how to achieve your New Year's goal can lead you to people and materials that can help you achieve that goal. And forgiving yourself when you fail every now and then in your effort will help you to get back on the horse and keep riding until you do reach your destination.

Remember, start small and stay consistent. And don't give up if you fail along the way, because Forbes says that out of the 108 million people who try to lose weight each year, they will try and fail four to five times each first.

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