The other night I heard Keith Urban tell a young singer on American Idol that there is no substitute for hard work. He was referencing that if you want to see change, improvement, or dreams come true, it won’t happen without hard work. 

I found this very applicable to what most people do when they set New Year’s resolutions. How many times do we say we will lose weight, stress less, or get healthy…only to be left with the same resolutions still unrealized the next new year?