Books can really make a difference this New Year. This year is a new opportunity to begin again. One day at a time, the seemingly impossible becomes possible. Philip Rivers advises, “You now begin. But this is ongoing. You begin again, and again and again. You never give up. Nunc Coepi.” And for the times we fall Henry Ford reminds us, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” All books below have practical suggestions that will help you make and keep New Year’s resolutions.

1. Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals by Michael Hyatt

2. The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

3. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod (especially for those that have trouble getting out of bed in the morning. Mornings and rising will become a joy. To quote from the book “…there is an undeniable relationship between rising early with a positive routine and success.” )

4. Peaks and Valleys: Making Good And Bad Times Work For You-At Work And In Life by Spencer Johnson

5. The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset by John Maxwell

6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

7. Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want
By Micahel Hyatt

For those trying to lose weight in the New Year:
Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst

For Young Readers
Benjamin Franklin’s Wise Words: How to Work Smart, Play Well, and Make Real Friends by K. M. Kostyal

Picture Books to begin the year:
Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey

A Busy Year by Leo Lionni

What do you recommend?