How to Make New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

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Set easy to obtain New Year’s Resolutions for yourself to make your year even better!

January is here, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to make a New Year’s resolution. However, while many Americans do make resolutions, only about 8% actually keep them. If you want to be part of that 8%, here are some tips on making resolutions you can keep.

The first thing to consider is whether your resolution is actually something you can do. For example, resolving to spend more time with family is great, but your life isn’t magically going to have more time in it. Instead, figure out what your true priorities are and delegate lesser responsibilities to others, even if that means hiring someone else to do some yardwork or housecleaning.

If you’ve been yearning for love in your life, avoid resolving to find it. This will only put more pressure on any blossoming relationships and could force feelings that aren’t really there. Instead, try focusing on yourself this year and you might be surprised how your inner confidence and glow attracts the right kind of people into your life.

Another step in actually succeeding with your goals is by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable goals. For example, if you want to save $5,000 this year, set a goal of $100 a week. If you can do that, you will more than reach your goal by the end of the year.

What resolutions are you setting for 2017? Let us at Dick Dyer Toyota know in the comments below!

2012: A Great Year for Toyota


As we ring in the New Year, it is natural to reflect on the ups and downs of the previous year. For Toyota, 2012 involved many astounding accomplishments and professional successes. Let’s take a moment to reflect on all the good that Toyota shared last year:

  • Assisted over 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs around the US
  • Gave $150,000 to Mothers of Invention and sponsored the annual Women in the World summit
  • Launched Buckle Up for Life to promote seatbelt and car seat safety
  • Hosted Dream Build Challenge Contest which featured NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch and Clint Boyer
  • 41,186 people pledge to drive the scenic route, promoting over 100 nature destinations
  • Graham Hill, founder of, drove a RAV4 EV all the way down the California coast, utilizing charging stations along the way
  • A Toyota Tundra towed the 300,000 pound Endeavour space shuttle on LA freeway 405
  • National Teen Safe Driving Program was extended to dealerships and high schools, helping to benefit more than 20,000 teens and parents
  • 365,000 jobs were created in the US
  • 100 New Toyotas and $400,000 in grants were awarded to 500 non-profits through Toyota 100 Cars for Good program
  • 4 million hybrids were sold globally
  • Toyota produced the 25 millionth North American built car

From that list alone, it looks like 2012 was a great year for Toyota! Dick Dyer Toyota extends its thanks to Toyota Motor Corporation and wishes all the best for 2013 as well!