Are you making New Year’s resolutions this year? I don’t generally believe in making them, primarily because what makes it more likely you’ll change your ways magically because the digits in the year bumped up?
Okay. Fine. It’s a brand new year, all clean, shiny, and new. And you’re resolved. But, really, life goes on, and it all ends up being more of the same old, same old. And a resolve prompted only by a calendar change will likely dissolve.
However, I think it’s important to re-evaluate goals, strategy, and tactics from time-to-time. And this year, that time has come for me now.
I’m not sure if the following are resolutions so much as convictions or if there’s even a difference. Whatever they are, I made a list.
1. Don’t compare your progress with anyone else’s.
2. Take time to simply enjoy life.
3. Strive to do better, but don’t get in your own way.
4. Remember, you have value.
5. Learn when and how to say “no” to non-essential activities.
6. Make your work of benefit to someone other than just yourself.
7. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
8. Throwing money at a problem without determining ROI is foolish.
9. Don’t try to do everything. Outsource what isn’t worth your time and effort.
10. Dream big, aim high, but don’t beat yourself up if it doesn’t work.
Happy holidays! 🙂