Everybody loves a new year. It’s a bright, shiny, fresh, clean slate. A vista unblemished by mistakes or regrets. A brand-new chance to make “those changes” and accomplish “those things” we’ve been meaning to do forever.
Yet, undermining all this glorious potential is the hidden truth we’re aware of even as we proclaim that this time we’ll really lose 20 pounds, or get out of debt, or finally launch that long-dreamed-of business.