The practice of setting personal resolutions for the new year dates back thousands of years. Yesterday, we asked readers if they plan to set any resolutions for 2024.
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Here is a sampling of the comments we received from our readers after they voted in the survey.
“No, this is why gyms are full in January and empty the rest of the year. Set the goal again or make a new one. Don’t wait for 1/1, or you’ll continue to fail every year.” – David Dell
“New resolution, same as the old resolution: work hard to glorify God and remove corrupt public officials.” – Laura Nunn
“Resist the Maoists.” – Thomas Bazan
“One of my resolutions always is to read the Bible in a year. I’ll find a daily reading plan online and try to stick to it.” – Cathy Blake
“I make a list of personal, professional, parental, and spiritual goals every year and post them by my desk. I don’t call them resolutions. Resolutions seem so rigid and lead to failure. Goals are reached step by step. Any book on success will tell you to do this, so I figured they can’t all be wrong… and they weren’t! I really like where I’m at in life and what I’ve accomplished!” – Julie McCarty
“I do not make ‘New Year’s Resolutions.’ One should resolve every day to live the best life that he/she can and to do something good for someone that day.” – Ken Marx
“My New Year’s Resolution is I will do all in my power to spread the word and vote to unseat all House Republicans who voted to impeach AG Paxton.” – Neal O’Quinn
“I resolve each day to commit the events of the day to the leading of the Holy Spirit. God knows the future and can direct me correctly day by day to accomplish God’s will for me and anyone in my circle of influence.” – Beverly Uhlmer Roberts
“It is a waste of time making resolutions.” – Eleanor Edmondson
“No, I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Like every day, it is a new day to find the best ways to enjoy life and do what is best and correct.” – Roger Taylor
“My political resolution is to do everything in my power to keep Texas RED, help Texas-First & America-First candidates win their elections (including President Trump), and rid Texas of the RINO plague! My personal resolution is to sleep 7 hours each night. These resolutions may not be very compatible.” – Dana Krasinski
“I don’t make a New Year’s resolution every year. When I do, it has to be for something I feel strongly about, and I will see the benefit throughout the year and beyond.” – Dennis Scharp
“In my experience, no one manages to keep their New Year’s resolutions. The last thing I need is one more thing to beat myself up for!” – Louise Herrmann