Tuesday, January 1, 2008


So I do not normally make New Year's resolutions. I can't even remember the last time I did. You always hear how no one keeps the resolutions they make. So to me I have always thought what is the point, why make a resolution if I won't end up following through with it anyway. Why waste the time?

But I have been changing my thought process over the last few weeks. Helping Ben with his businesses, I have noticed the way to be successful is to plan. If you do not have a solid business plan & focus, your business cannot thrive. And then I saw an article somewhere that talked about how the best chance you have to make your New Year's resolutions stick is to make a specific plan before you start of how you plan achieve. (Of course, I can't find that article again to link to it.)

So I have decided to give the whole "making New Year's resolution thing" a try. Here are the few that I have:

1. Financial Security
- this one is pretty self-explanatory, we want to get to the point where we do not have to worry about having enough money each month. We are very close, just not quite there yet.
2. Get healthier
- I want to get to a healthy body fat percentage. I do not care so much how much I weigh, as long as I am healthy.
3. Organize our house & lives.
- Over the next year, I want to go through each room of our house & organize everything. By next Christmas I do not want to spend 30 minutes searching for my spreading knives. I want to know exactly where they are & be able to get them easily. (I never did find them this year, who knows which of the multitudes of storage I have of where they can be...)
4. Continue working on my own business
- I have no idea what my plan is for this one. Or even what I want to accomplish. I still need to figure all that out. But it is on the list so that I do not put it off.

We have a whole detailed plan of how we plan to accomplish each of these. (Well, all except for #4 that is.) I didn't want to put it all here & bore you to death. But there is a plan in place for each.

So do you have any resolutions you are making this year?


ellen said...

Those are great resolutions.

I too never make resolutions for the most part. I always thought you could make changes at anytime of year not just at the beginning of a new one.

Good luck with your resolutions.

Coni Nelson said...

I am not good at resolutions, so I generally make them for January 2nd so it doesn't feel so cliche.

I have promised to not drop off of the face of the earth during my internship over the next year.

It sounds like you have made some solid resolutions. Good luck with them!!

Miss ya,

beth said...

My only resolution (I tend not to make them much) is to follow my friend Susan and finally get my stuff on Etsy. :) I'm shooting for sometime after Mardi Gras (on Feb 5), as I will be hella busy at work until then! But I'm making a plan - I promise! Planning is smart, you are so right...