New Year's resolutions rarely stick

Sacrifice, hard work and patience trump specific goals

A New Year’s resolution is usually a spur-of-the-moment thing for me.

Somebody asks what I’m giving up or changing for the New Year, and I’ll just blurt something out like, "Cut back on coffee" or "Take a cooking class."

The truth is, that 2012 will find me making toast to dip in my cappuccino, just like last year. I have no intention of cutting out coffee.