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New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are like pint glasses. Many of them break and when they do they shatter into approximately a gazillion pieces (ask our busboys). A recent study showed that 54% people break New Year’s resolutions within six months; only 10% make it to the finish line. Making resolutions is like drinking pints in a jumping castle. It sounds like a good idea, but is in fact quite difficult (note: should this be in the Olympics?). So. How do the 10% succeed?

Here is a McKibbin’s themed New Year’s Resolution list:

1. Eat an entire Titanic burger unassisted
2. Finish 12 Rim Reaper extra spicy chicken wings without crying
3. Beat a McKibbin’s staff member in a Carbomb race (impossible)
4. Pub crawl to all locations in one night
5. Master a jig from our Irish Dancers

How to achieve such noble goals? John Norcross, a psychology professor at Scranton University, suggests the following plan for keeping New Year’s resolutions:

Make it realistic. For example: “I will win a Carbomb race with a McKibbin's staff member . . . although maybe not the first time around." Because we practice a lot.

But also, state it positively: “Whether I win or lose, hey, I will have had a Carbomb.” Happy times.

Be specific: “I will drink all of my Carbomb.”

Make it public: “Hey everyone, watch me challenge this McKibbin’s staffmember, they are so handsome and good at drinking things.” Good. That’s also very honest.

Above all, be persistent. Because eventually . . . if you keep practicing . . . you will succeed.

Good luck!