Quitters rarely succeed

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 3, 2005

Nowadays it's too easy to quit.

Whether it is your diet or your marriage, most people or couples take the easy way out.

If you have trouble losing weight, why try?

If your marriage is in shams, what's the point of trying to work things out?

Whatever happened to the principal of things?

With New Year's Eve being celebrated this Friday, everyone should sit down before they go to their holiday parties and make a list of New Year's resolutions they would like to accomplish in 2005. Your resolution could be something as simple as cleaning your house once a week or something as difficult as quitting smoking.

No matter how perfect someone thinks they are, they do have flaws. Everyone has flaws. There was only one perfect person in this world and He was hung from a cross.

This city boy has a long list of New Year's resolutions he wants to live by this upcoming year. They range from goals such as continuing dieting, getting more sleep and visiting the parents more often. There are a few resolutions that need to stay secret, but don't fret marriage is great.

If it wasn't for New Year's resolutions this writer could still be throwing his life away one cigarette pack of Marlboros at a time. That was a long-term goal fulfilled, but there's no limit to what or how many resolutions one makes.

Here is a list of 10 of the most common New Year's resolutions you may have heard and want to add to your list this year:

1. Stop drinking

2. Stop smoking

3. Stop cussing

4. Go to church more

5. Make up with a loved one

6. Lose weight

7. Save money better

8. Stop biting your fingernails

9. Keep in touch with friends

10. Stop eating out as often

You may have already jotted down your New Year's resolutions or you might have needed some help from the list above, but everyone should have at least one resolution they want to accomplish next year. It's easy to do.

You have 12 months consisting of 365 days, 8,760 hours and 525,600 minutes. With the fast-paced world of today, most everyone works with tight deadlines, so there's no reason why you can't make this deadline.

It could be one deadline with results that could last a lifetime.

Adam Prestridge is editor of The Luverne Journal. He can be reached at

335-3541 or

via email at adam.prestridge@ luvernejournal.com