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Anatomy of a New Year Resolution

This time of year, it’s obligatory to write a post about New Year Resolutions – it comes with the blogging territory.

One of my top resolutions for 2013 will be to spend more time with my family offline, which means less time online.

Toward that ultimate goal, here’s an interesting infographic from the fine folks at World of Infographics that looks at the most common types of resolutions that are made each year as well as other statistics – such as resolution failure rates.

Regardless, there are some fascinating stats below.


Question: What resolutions have you made for 2013? 

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  1. Kim Constantino says:

    YAY! YAY! YAY! love this post! :)
    One of my resolutions is to be more intentional..I feel like I started it last year, but not to the extent I would like, and often it was reflecting on how I could have BEEN more intentional in whatever moment..this year I’m holding on to every moment with two hands! AND, we are starting a Family Memory Jar..fill you in over family dinner tonight! Oh, and also, I want to do a gratitude journal, BUT I know how bad I am at the actual writing down part so I think it may look more lke the memory jar, small pieces of paper tossed in a jar..someday either I or the girls will compile them I’m sure. LOVE YOU!!

  2. One of my goals for this year is to release on eBook by the end of spring.

  3. Great post, Tor. I endeavor to beat the 15% achievers in the 50+ category.

  4. Happy 2013 Tor! 2013 Resolution : Eat more great burgers. I proclaimed 2012 as the Year of the Burger. My goal was 26 great burgers. I fell short with only 22 great burgers. Must reach 26! The real trick is achieving this goal while maintaining supple arteries.
    Coincidentally, I resisted the pull from the bright, shiny veneer of the Resolution Blog this year. Last year’s just didn’t live up to my own expectations and felt a little forced. I love your angle on this one though!!!

    • Hmmm…this comment raises so many questions. What constitutes a “great burger”? Why was your goal 26? What kept you from reaching that goal – did you sprain your esophagus or something? So many questions….

  5. Gee, what a surprise that Kim would go ape over this post! But, I certainly understand the need to interact with one’s family. Too many think sitting down at a table and pulling out an iPhone, messaging the world, is the epitome of family time. Glad to see the Constantino family will be more rational. May 2013 yield all you need and want.

    • Thanks Roy, while my family and marriage are doing great – I realized that I’ve been spending too much time nurturing my online presence. It’s all about priorities….

  6. I’m desperately trying to avoid the obligatory resolutions post! But I will point people here because you did it already. Love it.

  7. Happy New Year, Tor! One of things on my heart this year is to embrace inconvenience. That’s where the biggest growth and lessons seem to be.

  8. I’m stealing the “family memory jar” idea! That’s capital!

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