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Why I still make New Year resolutions

I've never achieved my goals, but getting there halfway is still better than never starting.

GOING MY WAY: When this year ends, I may not have signed up for any 21 km race that I hope to run but if all goes well, I would at least have maybe managed 15 km.

MY colleagues, many of whom don't share my tradition of setting New Year resolutions, have given me three reasons for not partaking in this annual self-improvement exercise.

Colleague No 1: The resolutions don't work, and I can't remember them by February.

Colleague No 2: If you...