Arkansas writer urges commitment of 'One Full Year' to change

Erika Ferrando reports

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions and there’s a book that could help.

Brad Hardin of North Little Rock released the book ‘One Full Year’ in September 2017. It’s a challenge to change something in your life for one full year.

"My goal is to reach out to different people in various places and kind of get the idea, the concept out," said Hardin.

In his book, Hardin addresses how and what you should change in your life. He goes in depth on how to commit to that change for a full year. 

"There’s a lot of things we think about changing, but we never know how to do that and so this book is kind of a step in the right direction to inspire people to commit to that change and stay committed," said Hardin.

Two years ago Brad Hardin challenged himself to make changes in his life including being at peace with his life circumstances and getting closer to his grandparents.

"When I started talking to them more I saw our relationship got stronger," said Hardin.

Then, he began writing about his experience.

"Research says that eight percent of people who commit to a New Year’s Resolution actually succeed and see it through and there’s a lot of factors that go into that, but I think once you commit to something in your life and see that goal it’s a feeling of happiness, like passing a test," said Hardin.

This is the first book Hardin has ever written.

"The first step is just doing it, taking it one day at a time and when you do the first day, you say ‘I’m going to write or do whatever it is you want to change’ you’ll see each day get easier and easier," said Hardin. “The people around me could see my attitude was better, just more joy in my life so when you commit to something hopefully you can see it will have an effect on others instead of just yourself."

With the 'one full year' idea in mind, Hardin started a life skills class for teens in September .

"It helps them work on financial management, helps with their career development, decision making skills," said Hardin.

Whether it be volunteering or reaching out to someone you've lost touch with, Hardin hopes you take the one full year challenge and watch the transformation. 

"It could be something you’ve never done before, it’s been on your heart to do,” said Hardin.

Hardin is having a book signing at the Argenta Library on January 13, 10:00 a.m.

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