As the first day of school approaches, everyone, from kindergarteners to graduate students, aspire to do better this year. To expect more of themselves. To overcome their challenges. And I commend this general trend of self improvement, truly I do. All I'm saying is – let's take it one step at a time. Just like we need to be mindful and compassionate with every other form of behavior change – diet, smoking cessation, whatever is difficult and new. Why not go at our decisions with full speed? Because new habits take time to form new paths in our brain, and we need to allow for this transformation to occur. Or we fall in the water, just like I did.