With the New Year coming up, it is standard practice for people to make resolutions - promises on changes to make on the coming year. The problem is that these resolutions typically fall by the way side. Why is this? Maybe the grand statement to change for the long term is just too hard to follow. Maybe there are better ways to try to make a change, such as trying a one-time or short term change. The hope is that upon trying something once or for shorter term the success will be a small step to a longer success. It's kind of like in football - get a first down before you try for the end zone. A few first downs and you will likely get there.