Happy New Year!

For all those new year resoluters out there, here’s a fascinating interview with Roy Baumeister about making resolutions that stick {talk of the nation}. Baumesiter, aside from having a kick-ass last name, is co-author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength {amazon}.

In the crux of the interview, Baumeister recommends establishing inconsequential changes to your behavior, such as brushing your teeth with the opposite hand. A simple, persistent exercise of will power will make you more able to carry out bigger changes.

A good message (and interview) for any day of the year.