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Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently

by Caroline L. Arnold

We so frequently fail to keep our New Year's resolutions that it's become a cultural expectation. Why do our good intentions so often fall by the wayside, leaving us feeling powerless to change our lives?

According to Wall Street tech innovator Caroline L. Arnold, it's because we bite off more than we can chew. If we vow to become more organized or more frugal, we don't take into account that neither of those things is just one change, but a whole cluster of changes to entrenched habits built up over a matter of decades. And when we attempt to reverse them all at once, our willpower inevitably gives out.

So if our habits are so entrenched, how do we change them? The answer, says Arnold, is the microresolution. In Small Move, Big Change, Arnold demonstrates how holding ourselves to a "small but meaningful behavioral change" will:


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