I’m not normally one to sit down and make New Years’ resolutions because I’m a big believer in constant, ongoing self-improvement as opposed to a big bang of improvements once a year.
That said, I’ve also learned that sometimes you need to simply draw a line in the sand to kick-start your motivation to actually accomplish tasks from that crazy-long to-do list you have. And that’s where I am. I spend too much time thinking about the things I want to do, and not enough time actually doing them. So here we go.
Come up with a set of New Years’ resolutions.Done.
- Engage with people more often. I spend a lot of time hanging out in my head, and not enough time building relationships with people.
- Improve relationships with people I already know. It’s really easy to put relationships on auto-pilot or the back burner. I want to be more intentional about growing relationships with people.
- Publish my first book. Working on it, but I want to actually complete it and get it out to people.
- Do my first speaking engagement. I’ve wanted to go on the speaking circuit for several years now, but was never intentional about trying to make it happen.
- Take instrument lessons. Either drums or guitar. Or both. Maybe piano too.
- Launch my first desktop app. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while as well. It’s time to do it.
- Hit my weight goal of 180 lbs. I was almost there a couple of years ago, but the medication I’m taking made me gain some weight back. I want to be intentional about slimming down. P90X has already been added to my wishlist.
What are your resolutions for the new year?