I am not a resolution maker.
I am a goal setter.
Goals must by SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed. I thought of that acronym all by myself. Just kidding -- I think it's Zig Ziglar's. One should set goals in many aspects of their life: Financial, Physical, Spiritual, Social, Educational, and I can't think of the other ones. Goals must also be written, and shared.
So here are the 2011 Goals:
I will take one class each session.
I don't have any social goals this year.
I will read at least one book about my faith every quarter.
I will work out at least 4 times each week.
I will include fruit and/or vegetables at each meal.
We will pay off the goddamn Sallie Mae by 12/31/2012.
There are other plans I have for the year, even if I am not setting a specific goal. One is to make more time for my girlfriends. I have friends that I only see when our kids have birthday parties. Not a good way to maintain a friendship. I plan to clear out the linen closet, and I want to do some scrap-booking. I am going to blog as long as I have something to say. I am going to go on dates with Greg more often. Spend more one on one time with each of my boyos. Get the Christmas shopping done early.
Here's what I am not going to do:
Go on a diet.
What are you going to do?