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New Years Resolutions 2017

By | January 1st, 2017|Excellence|

I know that New Years Resolutions are ridiculed and lampooned by many, but I find them to be an indispensable goal-setting tool. The annual act of lifting my gaze into higher possibility keeps my attention focused upward, on what I could become, instead of behind me, on my mistakes. Yesterday before my annual review, I [...]

New Years Resolutions 2016

By | January 1st, 2016|Excellence|

Ordering two cups of coffee, my wife and I sat down for one of our most cherished rituals of the year. We had our favorite notebooks, with the pens that made us feel powerful when we wrote across the page, and together we wrote our New Year’s Resolutions. Yesterday’s Annual Review helped me calibrate myself for the year I want to have, and these resolutions are the habits I will use to become the person I want to be. 2016 New Year’s Resolutions […]

Why Breaking New Years Resolutions Is Good For You

By | January 4th, 2015|Excellence|

I think New Year's Resolutions are okay to break. The purpose of a resolution isn't to stick to a plan, but to calibrate which habits are the right ones for you, right now. Disclaimer: I break most of my resolutions within a week. My birthday is January 7, and I believe that holidays and birthdays [...]

New Years Resolutions 2015

By | January 1st, 2015|Excellence|

New years resolutions really resonate with me. Sometimes, I can make them stick, and keep better habits; other times, I break my New Year’s Resolutions, and learn plenty from them. Resolutions seem to have fallen out of style, despite evidence suggesting that new habits stick better when you start them on important days, and besides, I still find them an important and rewarding annual exercise. New Years Day is a time when one can examine the life one wants to live, and plan habits that support the ideal lifestyle. For the past few years, I have made my resolutions public on my blog, and the public declaration helps my inner sense of accountability. In additions to making New Years Resolutions, I have also begun the practice of an Annual Review, an annual exercise favored by Chris Guillebeau and the WDS community. It was very refreshing to examine my past year, the good and the bad, but I also require the planning and goal setting that resolutions can give. In no particular order, here are my resolutions for this year: […]

New Years Resolutions 2014

By | January 1st, 2014|Excellence|

I love the New Year. It is a time when we assess ourselves, and frankly decide on how to become the person we decide to be. When I make my annual resolutions, I am constructing the person I want to be next year. Deciding on his habits. Creating his goals. Envisioning his achievements. Every year, I [...]

New Years Resolutions 2013

By | January 1st, 2013|Introspection|

It's going to be a good one, this year. I can feel it. My new vision board for this year is also my new desktop background on my laptop. I'm expecting good things. I really, really enjoyed 2012. As years go, it will be a hard one to top. This year I find myself calmer, [...]

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