So, what’s the secret to keeping every single New Year’s resolution?

Discipline, perhaps?

How about persistence, fortitude, self-knowledge, or even realistic (read, “low”) expectations?


Try, “timing.”

My now 15 year-old son hit upon the idea, years ago, of waiting till the waning hours of New Year’s Eve (like, after 11 p.m.) to forswear various bad things like sugar, excessive (electronic) screen time, hitting his sister**, etc.

I guess that qualifies as an old year’s resolution . . .  🙂

**Not to worry:  she gives as good as she gets.

See also, “Sweet(s) Concession.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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