Planning New Year’s Resolutions for 2011
I like making plans and sticking to them.
While nothing is solidified and I’m not announcing any resolutions yet for the new year, I do have a rough draft going of what I’d like to accomplish. For resolutions to be realistic, though, they have to meet the following criteria.
Here’s how to set new year’s resolutions. They must:
- Be realistically achievable. “Being a millionaire by Dec” doesn’t work.
- Not interfere with each other. I can’t train to run a marathon and work toward becoming a power lifer in 2011, for example. One requires more cardio, the other requires more lifting.
Some think end of year resolutions are unimportant and trivial, probably because failure is much too common and it voids them of any real meaning.
I disagree, though. New year’s resolutions are important.
We’re humans at the end of the day and while you can certainly start trying to lose weight in any month of any given year (or quit smoking, find a new job, whatever your resolution may be), it’s just psychologically pleasing to end an old and start something new at the beginning of something — like a year, 2011.
Sure, we could start changing our lives today, but a new year is coming. This year is already tainted with our bad choices. Let’s coincide the start of a new lifestyle with a start of a new year. It’s silly, but whatever. I get it.
I’m pretty focused on my journey right now, but I have to admit that the new year will bring a certain increase in intensity. I’m looking forward to it.
Even if you’re not sure of any resolutions for 2011 quite yet, I want us to seriously start thinking about what we want to change, improve, add, or remove from our lives in 2011. I’m not quite done making my list of resolutions for 2011 (still wavering), but I’ll share what I have so far in the comments below after I get a few ideas from you guys and gals.
If you’re not sure how, click here to comment and give me your resolutions.