What’s the Word?

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The word is “EXPERIMENT“.

All my life I’ve heard people make New Year’s resolutions. Lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, quit swearing, pay down debt, save more… Most resolutions look at a negative aspect of life and assert a desire to do better.

I’ve never been very nostalgic, and I don’t have a lot of regrets. I swear, sometimes a lot. But those other things really aren’t trouble spots for me. So resolutions don’t hold much appeal. Besides, we all know most people fail in their resolution intentions.

But most of us want to be better people than we are today, and we struggle to find ways to become those people. Are there alternatives to the famous resolutions?

Sure. Some people find great success with making detailed plans. Rather than having some nebulous notion of paying off debt, they comb through current expenses, determine where cuts can…

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