About 1:30 this morning, this revelation sprang to mind. Forego resolution-making. Instead, make a promise to yourself, in writing and big letters. Then hang it where you can see it every morning as a reminder.
A promise has far greater force than a resolution. Since you only get one run on this earth, carefully pick what you promise. If you mess it up, you don’t come back again for a do-over.
There’s one partial exception to that rule, though. Most men are better grandfathers…