Page two in the new book of your life. What did you write yesterday? What will you write today and the next 363 days or so? You write every waking minute of every day—not only etching your choices and behaviors into your own brain, heart, and immune system, but also engraving yourself and your behaviors into the brains, hearts, and immune systems of others. By now, I trust you know that everything starts in your brain; that it can only do what it thinks it can do; and that you are the one who must tell it what it can do. It’s the old Henry Ford aphorism: If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Rather than outlining a plethora of New Year’s resolutions that you think you ‘should’ make but that you have little intention of actually ‘doing’ for the rest of the year, pick one thing. Your style of self-talk, for example. Strangely enough, your brain believes whatever you tell it so if your mindset is, another year older and deeper in debt, your brain will follow through on that and help move even deeper in debt. On the other hand, if your mindset is, Goody, goody! Another year in which to make a positive difference in someone’s life! (and that someone may be you because genuine improvement needs to begin at home), your brain will help you discover a path to follow that can work for you. Happy 2017!