Looks like most North Americans are in a rut when it comes to making, and likely breaking, new year’s resolutions. The same resolutions keep coming up year after year.
The most common resolutions are:
- Spend more time with family and friends
- Lose weight
- Quit smoking
- Enjoy life more
- Quit drinking
- Get out of debt
- Learn something new
- Help others
- Get organized
I use the break between Christmas and New Year’s to review personal goals and objectives. And I assess the year past and plan the year coming. As such, I do not make any resolutions. I write out specific goals: what do I plan to make happen and by when. My goals and objectives are broken out into the following categories:
- Personal Development
I review where things are on a monthly basis and I treat the goals and objectives like a performance review.
I took this approach from Covey’s book: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Works much better for me than making the same ad hoc new year’s resolutions year after year.