The new year often inspires a renewed sense of possibility, purpose, determination and hope. It's the new year, new year vibe. It's a time when you put the past behind you and begin new adventures. A time to reexamine your life and figure out what changes you'd like to make. Yet, the controversy continues every year ... are you a New Year's resolutions maker or a resolution hater? Regardless of your stance, research shows that not very many people feel that they succeed in making the lasting changes they hope for.