More of the same on change… and resolutions…  There’s a nice audio segment on the Wall Street Journal page.

Be gentle with yourself…. Be the tortoise, not the hare!

Their stories illustrate several rules for success. Contrary to popular belief, the secret isn’t willpower, Dr. Norcross says; people who rely on hopes, wishes or desire actually fail at a higher rate than others. Instead, the successful resolution-keepers made specific, concrete action plans to change their daily behavior.

Make plans that have a good chance of success, which provide motivation to continue.  If you have not exercised in years, maybe a good starting point is simply to walk around the block… or take 1 flight of stairs before getting on the elevator… rather than trying to run a mile on day one!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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