New Celebration to Re-ignite “Failed” Resolutions Debuts February, 2011

First annual “This Time I Mean It Day” to take place February 15, 2011 to focus on allowing “failed” resolutions a second chance and to allow people the support they need to recommit to them.
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Feb. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- A new annual holiday, “This Time I Mean It Day,” is making its debut February 15, 2011. The event, founded by Scott “Q” Marcus, CDO of, is dedicated to getting people to recommit to the promises and resolutions they made to themselves and others at the beginning of the year.

According to surveys, as many as 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions never come to fruition with as many as 80 percent of people giving up by the third week in January. “This Time I Mean It Day” has been established to give people a reminder to recommit to their goals and to celebrate their successes with other participants across the globe.

When asked why February 15th was chosen, Marcus responds, “I’ve never been a big fan of January first being the only date associated with self-improvement. You can change any time you want. That said, it’s six weeks from the start of the new year and most people have long-since forgotten about what they promised. Also, since it’s really about making a commitment, I figured what better day to make a commitment to your success than the day after the ultimate holiday about commitments, Valentine’s Day?”

Marcus explains the philosophy of the event as a way for fellow “recovering perfectionists” to move forward. “I used to be obese because I thought once you slip up, you’re done. So, once I messed up on a commitment, I’d give up and wait again until next year. Once I realized that you can slip up, get up, and try again, and that you can do that whenever you want, I lost 70 pounds. ‘This Time I Mean It Day’ is dedicated to that concept; you’ve always got a second chance - but it’s much more fun when others are supporting you. Hence, This Time I Mean It Day was born.” He is asking people to take the day to celebrate successes they’ve accomplished or to use the date to re-commit to a promise on which they gave up and to help others in the process. There is a Facebook event at where anyone can post what they’re doing, upload motivational images, constructively comment on other’s goals, and - in general - feel good about themselves. Concludes Marcus, “If guilt and shame were motivational, we’d all be more successful. This day is about reminding ourselves about how much we can — and do — accomplish on a regular basis.”

The event is open to the public and Marcus says anyone who’s imperfect is invited to play along wherever they are. A free downloadable goal planner is available at and Marcus says he’s looking to partner with other individuals, organizations, or sponsors who share a positive vision.

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