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New Years Resolutions

This is probably not well titled, because I am not making many resolutions. I have my standing resolutions to keep a running (not rolling, like I said in a previous post) average of 100 posts a year in this blog,to read more books than I purchase and not to drink.

I'm not sure the last one should even be a resolution. The first two are defined in terms of a given year, so it's OK to make them as resolutions. But it might be cheating to resolve to give something up forever and make it a resolution every year. It's like double dipping. Multiple dipping, even.

As far as the first two, I'm already meeting them. On the blog one, this is my 4th year of blogging here and I've already made over 400 posts. So I don't have to post anything this year to meet that one (although I'm sure I will, even beyond this post.) On the books resolution, I have already read two more books than I have purchased. I think I'll make it a little more challenging and say that I will read 10 more books than I purchase. I might not go so crazy buying books that way.

I'm going to try to be better about keeping up with snail mail and e-mail correspondence. I am HORRIBLE with snail mail. I actually have a bit of a phobia about dealing with it. But I have decided on a strategy. I have a relatively small box that a lot of my latest snail mail is in.
I just won't let it overflow, and won't buy a bigger box. Having that rule will help force me to go through mail more often. Trust me, if I stick to that rule it will be a big improvement.

I am a little better with email, but I can do better still. I resolve not to leave work on Friday with any unread email in my inbox.

So I don't have much in the way of resolutions. Part of it is self confidence. Another reason is that I don't like to make resolutions that don't meet the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) standard. I've got plenty of vague ideas about how I could improve myself, but translating these ideas into a SMART goal can be tricky.

Maybe a good resolution would be to come up with more SMART goals. :)

Comments

Good luck with your resolutions. I only hope I can keep mine. :D
I'm sure you will. Thanks for the encouraging words.
No, thank you!