So, it’s hello to a new year and a new you, or me, or all of us?
I have only made two New Year’s resolutions that I have managed to keep. The first one was about 25 years ago when I decided to give up smoking, the decision was made along with about 5 friends and my then girlfriend (now wife of 23 years). I had only smoked for about 4 years but was already on 30 a day. I was the only one who managed to quit at that time, though I’m glad to say everyone else eventually succeeded.
The second resolution that I have made and kept was last year, when I vowed to play twice as much golf in 2014 as 2013. Andrea (my wife) was livid when she heard this, until I explained that it would mean that I only needed to play 4 times to achieve the task. This was serious stuff, as I used to play about 80 times a year before we had kids. I’m glad to say that I overachieved by about 400%, and I have publicly declared that I am repeating the resolution this year, so that means I need to play 32 times – happy days!
This year, rather than a distinct list of resolutions, I put together, between Christmas and new year, some targets for me to aim at. Some are business orientated and some are personal, when I looked back at the list it was all monetary! I had planned to publish the list here, but I’m not ready to share some stuff that is quite personal.
So, here is my alternative list of My 10 Top Things For 2015 (some are on the original list).
1) Spend more time with my kids
2) Volunteer more often for local organisations
3) Walk 10,000 steps a day on average
4) Play twice as much golf on twice as many courses
5) Sell 10,000 golf gloves
6) Go camping more often
7) Replace the cars
8) Work out how I can help my dad to care for mum
9) Bake bread
10) Generate new revenue streams
I suppose I already know that most of these are achievable, while some are real stretch targets. If I can achieve them all, then 2015 will have been a good year. It won’t be hard to beat 2014 that’s for sure!
What goals have you set for yourself?