I’m not a big fan of resolutions. When I have made them, I have typically broken them right away. It’s just not the way I enact change in my life.
That said, I do like to reflect on the past and think about areas of my life that I’d like to change or keep moving forward. This year I think I’m in a much better place than I was last year (I thought I was in a good place last year, but it turns out that it wasn’t so positive after all). I’m happy with what I’m doing and the seeds that were planted over the past 12 or so months have had time to take root. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but it’s nice to know that I’ve got something to work with.
This year, I have a few things I’d like to accomplish. I’m going to put them out there to help give myself some accountability. I guess you could count them as resolutions. For me, they’re just a To Do list for the year.
- Market myself and my skills in a more cohesive and long-term way.
- Continue to blog (ideally with more regularity).
- Work on my branding, including collateral materials.
- Take the next step in terms of building up a regular client base.
- Create a vision statement.
The last item on my list is really important for me this year. Having a non-profit background, I know that having a mission or vision statement can help keep you on track. When it comes time to pursue various opportunities, you can use your vision statement to decide if it’s a good match. It’s a wonderful way to keep other people from distracting you, but also to prioritize time and resources.
So there you have it. Here’s to a happy, healthy and successful 2010 to all!