I know a lot of people don’t do resolutions, because they’re all broken within the first 30 days (if not 30 hours).
I do them, and I actually spend some time thinking about it. Even if I’m not able to keep any of them, it still provides goals for the future. It’s more of a reorientation toward what and who I want to be.
Of course, being the highly idealistic and perfectionist person that I am, I’ll create resolutions that can’t be reached, but that’s okay.
In 2010, I want to be healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- I want to lose 15 pounds by the end of the year.
- I want to exercise 3 times a week.
- I want to sleep 7 hours a night.
- I want to not get sick.
- I want to start my own writing business.
- I want to tithe weekly.
- I want to pay off credit card debt.
- I want to create a budget and stick to it.
- I want to read my Bible everyday.
- I want to read books about starting a business.
- I want to read classic literature.
- I want to organize my house.
I actually can think of a lot more, such as doing more good when given the opportunity, not yelling at my kids, and watching less television.
I know my life won’t look exactly how I’d like it to in one year, but if I take a few steps forward, then I’m better off than I am today. So bring on the new year and the new decade!