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Every Day a New Year: Daily Resolutions

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

flickr photo via Amir Kuckovic

I have tried resolutions. 

This is how it typically goes: I try to decide what I should resolve, what my plan should be and if I should start on New Year’s Day, or wait a week or two to let all of the non-serious  resolutionists fall off the bandwagon.  I might even get my resolutions down on paper, with an amorphous plan for how I am going to accomplish these goals and an unspecified start date.  Problem is, the start date rarely gets specified and pretty soon March rolls around and I decide I might as well wait until next year.

This year, I am going to do something different.  Daily resolutions.  I am going to create a rolling new year–one where each new day is the beginning of another 365 days.  Using my trusty Google calendar and existing task list, I am going to specify a few things, each day, that I will accomplish.  It might look something like this:

Today I WILL:

  • Pack my lunch instead of eating cafeteria food
  • Make 3 positive phone calls to the parents of students
  • Go for a walk/jog

That’s it.  No grand plans.  No specific system.  Just a few doable goals and the knowledge that the next day is a “New Year.”  I like the idea that this might lead to daily reflection on what I have accomplished and what I need to accomplish.  Each day will be like New Year’s Eve…but without the confetti and hoopla.  That is my plan and I’m sticking to it.

Happy New Year to all!

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About azjd

Junior high principal by day, aspiring difference maker, and Jedi in my own mind. Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly.

Discussion

4 thoughts on “Every Day a New Year: Daily Resolutions

  1. Agreed – it’s all about quality, not quantity, and regularly revisiting one’s goals. Well said.

    Posted by Steve Guditus | December 31, 2010, 5:20 pm

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