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We'll give you this: New Year's resolutions can get real ambitious, real quick. Suddenly, on January 1, after stuffing our faces for weeks, we're going to wake up early and work out? And, give up processed foods? And, try to shop less, relax more, and be "in the moment" at all times? C'mon, now — we're only human. Sticking with those resolutions would bring us to a Gwyneth Paltrow-level life perfection. Translation: Not gonna happen.
But, what we can do is this: Set reasonable goals and give ourselves a clear road map to get us to our own personal goop-y finish line. For a little motivation, we checked in with some of the DMV's most inspiring movers-and-shakers to see what they're hoping to achieve in 2014 — and how. Read on for some real talk that'll help you have the best year yet.
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