If you want to change your behavior, make a resolution to do so. Recent research from University of Scranton psychology professor John Norcross, Ph.D., suggests that it's better to make resolutions than not to, if you're wanting to effect real behavioral change. In fact, his study found that people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to successfully change their behavior than those who don't.
The Huichol, an indigenous people of Mexico, have been making -- and keeping -- forward-thinking vows and affirmations for centuries. So, this year, as you make your own resolutions, why not study the Huichol's secret to success? Start by asking yourself three questions: