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By: Amy Reynolds
"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other."
"May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolution!"
Resolutions hold promise, hope, and sometimes even determination. My most successful resolution was when I decided to simply ask more questions in the coming year like: What was your name again? Why am I doing this? Would you help me? Would you explain that to me again? How do others organize their files? Would you share your most successful recipe with me? What is your favorite book of the past year?
I liked this approach enough that I've tried to continue it. asking more questions could offer deeper, more meaningful success to nearly any other New Year's resolution. Some of the answers to my questions have been found in books. Here are some titles that might help you in the coming year.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo -- I'm Still not folding my underwear but some of the other suggestions have been helpful. --Ten Speed, $16.99
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero -- Tips for the doubtful and self-effacing on roaring ahead through life, delivered with stories, insights, exercises, and humor. -- Running Press, $16.00
Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and David Evans -- The creators of a workshop based on their Stanford class of the same title say you don't need to know your passion to design a life you love. -- Knopf, $24.95