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Q21: Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?

 Posted by at 8:58 am on 6 January 2013  Thinking  Add comments
Jan 062013

I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions any more.

Over the years I think I’ve gotten leery of setting myself up to fail. When I was younger I had lists of resolutions just like this one:

Via Maria Popova.

If I was lucky I would get to the end of January before I relapsed into my usual ways again.

Still, despite not making resolutions in the traditional sense, I still feel that sense of new beginnings at the start of every new year. It’s quite difficult not to, especially when my Twitter timeline is full of people talking about their resolutions, or links to articles about how to motivate oneself to change, how to make meaningful resolutions and stick to them, how to set goals, how to Change Your Life, basically. Tell everyone. Don’t tell everyone.

So, no resolutions.

However I do like challenges. I often start one or two at the beginning of every year, but because they’re challenges and not resolutions, I can start them at any time of the year. I fail some of them, too. But somehow it doesn’t matter as much, and I can always start again. Is this just silly semantics on my part?

Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?

And question 22: What skill would you like to learn or develop?

P.S. I did not even notice the “Generate Traffic, Convert Leads, Make Money!!!” in that link – thanks for pointing it out Kathryn, I’ll try to be a bit more vigilant in future.

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