We are fast approaching January 1, a date on which millions of people make New Year's promises and begin rigorous self-improvement programs. The vast majority of them will fail. To provide another - perhaps more useful - perspective, I will share with you what I do to improve myself: I do absolutely nothing. This may sound absurd until you consider that for the first 39 years of my life, I did everything. I meditated. I took cold showers. I wrote down my goals. I visualized.