To Do or Not to Do?

We resolve to be better each new year, listening to the advice of those who (supposedly) know so much more than we do: Eat healthier! Become more fit! Earn a higher salary! But who and what are we really listening to as we ponder our lives, and strive to improve? Many of us pay more attention to, and heed the words of, the people at work more than we do anyone else. Mathematically, it makes sense: we probably spend more time with our bosses, coworkers, and clients than with anyone else. Some of us pride ourselves on reading self-help books