I’m making a resolution. I suppose all of the other things I do are actually resolutions in non-traditional ways. I continue to remain firm in being very careful about my goals for the new year–not being too lofty. It is imparative that the goals I set for myself are realistic and that I do not set too many goals. There are two books I am in the process of reading–slowly as to make sure they serve their purpose–Getting Things Done and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
So for my traditional resolution (perhaps the first since elementary) I have chosen one thing in my lifetime (i.e. since college, because prior to college it wasn’t an issue) that I have wanted to improve/accomplish. I have wanted to read more. I used to love reading. In fact, I devoured books. I am going to specifically going to start on the classics. I have found a list and I will work on this list for years until it is done–starting this year. It is not my goal to read all 100 of the books on the list this year. I do hope to finish 10 of them. I will post a page with the list so you can follow my progress if you choose. I’m pretty excited about this goal. I feel that it is attainable and it is something that I have wanted to do for a few years now.
The other non-traditional resolutions are related to my character/behavior. I want to focus on being more encouraging to others. I want to purpose to be a great source of encouragement for those around me. I tend to see the good in people so it will almost simply be a matter of saying things aloud.
It feels good to have something in place for 2009 considering all of the uncertainty we are under. I almost need a resolution this year to serve as a crutch…I hate not knowing.