Maybe you’re one of those folks not “into making resolutions” as a New Year’s rite.
Maybe you’re also one of those folks that don’t like Barry Manilow, but you know all the words to his songs.
Maybe at the last minute you’ll make a resolution, and in the first minute next year – break it.
- Rules are for Schools,
- Rites are for Organized Religion,
- Results are for Business.
The whole thing is this: Don’t let your resolutions rule you, nor should you make resolutions (or not) because that’s the thing to do at this time of year. Shoot for Results in 2012.
Things can change quickly. If you miss your target – or your target moves, say around January 17th or May 4th – let that be the first day of the rest of the year. Each day begins as a new beginning.
Here are some of the things I’m shooting for to begin 2012.
- Zero Inbox: At the end of each day, before going to sleep. No more loose ends or renegotiated deadlines
- 20 Minute Movements: There are 72 chunks of 20 minutes in a day. At least one of these each day will be focused on exercise. 20-Minutes will be a recurring theme for me in Twenty-Twelve.
- At least 2,500 Words a Day (and 1 Photo and 1 video): In 2012, I’m going to spill my head and heart (a lot of it towards Dialing 8). The content is becoming premium. This is the doing of the thing.
- Stories: Movies and Books. I love movies and books, but it’s been years since I made time for them on a regular basis. 2012 will be different. Stories increase my muscles of Imaginosity, Writing, and Listening. One of each a week.
- POTSC: Not asking for it. Giving in an abundant, over-the-top, radical manner. Results manifest in ways I’ll probably never see. And I don’t need to wait around to see its reception. If I can make myself obsolete by my example, I’ve done well.