Okay, so it is the first month of the year and we are all wildly trying to determine our resolutions. It feels good to make plans and promises, we are on the right track if we have established goals for each day, week, month, etc. If you are a fan of my blog, then you already know that I am all for self help stuff, I just prefer the 3,000 year old variety of help, namely the ancient philosophers. Aristotle stated, “It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” It always amazes me that most of our sage advice was written thousands of years ago…so is there anything new out there? Any new advice to start the year off right? I did a quick search on the daily habits of successful people and I must say most of it was simply a retread. Now Aristotle and Plato may not have said it quite so plainly, but the gist remains the same…Be introspective, rise early, get plenty of rest, exercise your body and mind, practice a charitable approach to life, always show gratitude, and so on, you get the idea.