New Year’s Resolutions

The act of making resolutions at the start of a new year is as old as the hills. And although I’ve chosen not to publish such a list for the past few years, I think its time to start again. To neglect the posting of a list, even if you’re just recording it on paper in the privacy of your own home, is to give in to insecurities about mustering the courage to at least attempt to make those resolutions happen.

So here is my list. 2010 Resolutions on a ScrollIt’s just five items.

A number of sub topics need development to clarify how I’ll achieve each of the main points shown. Fortunately, it turns out that these goals are more likely to be achieved simply by recording them. Even though they are rather typical, I think each one has amazing potential to enrich my life. Check out this stat:

Men achieved their goal 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting, a system where small measurable goals are used (lose a pound a week, instead of saying “lose weight”), while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends.

I’m game to give it a go. And time will tell how I’m doing in each potential area of improvement. Wish me luck . . .


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