We all want to change ourselves. It doesn’t matter what it is, how long it’ll take or why you haven’t done it. You want to change something about yourself, if not — doubtful — congratulations, go save the world.

For those of us who are still here, changing yourself in any meaningful way requires will power.

It’s not supernatural, it isn’t a formula or diet, or the last thing that was sold to you (note: this is free), it’s your ability to make a plan and stick to it.

And while there are big sweeping changes that some of us should make, myself included, you need to start small. It isn’t an admission of defeat, it’s an admission of weakness. Like it or not, your will power is not up to snuff, pretending it isn’t so won’t change the fact.

So this is what I’m proposing: stop putting sugar in your coffee for 30 days.

Stop putting sugar in your coffee for 30 days.

30 days no sugar, sweetener, honey, or whatever other crap you put in there apart from milk or cream. I was going to suggest drinking it black, but there are those of you who won’t be able to, and you might be one of them.

And before you start bitching and bellyaching about how it’s not going to help you get in shape, improve your well being, or make money, see if you can actually do it.

It sounds dumb, and that’s fine, but if you can’t accomplish this your problem isn’t likely coming from the outside in, it’s the other way around.

This will not cost you anything, it does not require extra time from your “busy schedule,” and you can start tomorrow, but will you?