This is the time of the season when most people often examine the previous years of their life. Maybe you are saying you want to be a better husband or better wife or better yet, you want to be a better mom or dad. You may be saying that you want to get out of debt or become a better business person. Maybe you want to become drug free and stop drinking or smoking. All of these things are a result of self-analysis. Most self-analysis is in the areas of faith, family, marriage/relationships, health, wealth, and careers. Self-analysis is done in order to detect and measure the progression, regression or stagnation that has occurred in your life over a period of time. If it is found that things has not transpired the way that you have desired, then you may decide like many people do every year, and make a New Year’s resolution. Sounds familiar? Of course it does. Making New Year’s resolutions can be a good thing and a fun thing. However, they must be realistic. When you make resolutions that are not realistic, you set yourself up for instant failure. If you make a goal to become a billionaire by this time next year and you have not grossed over a million in the previous years, you are setting an unrealistic resolution. Also, you want to make sure that the resolution is attainable. If it is not attainable, you will eventually burn yourself out trying to reach such a goal. Attainable does not mean easy. However, you want to make sure that it is reachable. For instance, you may say that you want to lose 10 to 20lbs in the next three months. Whether you meet or exceed this goal, at least you have made it attainable. New Year’s resolutions can be a positive aspect of your life. If done properly, New Year’s resolutions can be a major turning point in your life. Remember, the resolution only becomes bad if you have made it bad from the jump! Happy New Years!