Polar Bear Club swimmers make their annual icy plunge into the Atlantic Ocean on New Year's Day at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
If nothing else, there's comfort in knowing most people will fall short of their goals.
Crowds of people pack the streets as they leave McMahons Point after viewing the midnight fireworks display on New Year's Eve in Sydney, Australia.
Find your purpose, forgive yourself for slip-ups, and have someone gently prod you.
Asking them about their healthy habits, it turns out.
Research shows that we're pretty bad at following through.