Top Five New Year’s Resolutions

After going to see Top Five, the movie with Chris Rock and a whole bunch of A-list celebrities, I started thinking about the top five resolutions people make for the new year.

According to, the most popular resolutions are to:

  • lose weight
  • volunteer to help others
  • quit smoking
  • get a better education
  • get a better job

Some other common resolutions are to save money, manage stress and travel more. Often, people make a long list of things they want to change, but they end up not achieving any of their goals. The easiest approach is to take one item at a time. You’re not having to race against anyone.

For instance, I want to read more books this year. I know people who want to read two or three books each month. I’m not quite at that level. I just want to get through the one I’m reading now, which is Steve Harvey’s Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success.

In the book, Steve says, “We have to get up every single day and make the choice to focus on the positive. If we choose to focus on the negative, we’re not walking toward our light.”

Whether you’re trying to get a better job, or lose weight, focus on the positive and work toward achieving that outcome. Focus on what’s best for you and not what other people are doing. In the end, you’ll be able to say, “Wow! I did that!”

About Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born in Charleston, SC, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident when I was nine months old. I acquired a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. I'm now 30 years old and I do not let my disability deter me from acheiving my goals and enjoying life. I will be sharing my experience of living with a spinal cord injury.
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