About this time of year, everyone starts talking about what their “new years resolutions” will be. Before I start crafting those plans for myself, I thought it would be a good idea to look back and see how I did last year.
I started the year with 3 specific resolutions:
For Resolution #1, getting to Inbox Zero. While I didn’t get to Inbox Zero every day (pretty ambitious), I did get to Inbox Zero at least once a week and usually several times a week. As a result, I will call this a 75% success.
Resolution #2, Read More. This was something I really wanted to get better at. The use of the Kindle App on my iPad made this much more convenient. This year, I have consumed a range of books including: The New Testament in the Bible (does that count as half a book, 1 book, or 27 books?), The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, Mere Christianity by CS Lewis, Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson, Bit Literacy by Mark Hurst, Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk, On the New Testament by Mark Driscoll, Vintage Jesus by Gerry Breshears, and have started on Radical by David Platt & The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss.
Resolution #3, Count Calories, Cut Fat! I wanted to drop 20lbs. I did that, but gained back another 10 the last 3 months of the year with too much work, not enough work out and bad eating. Bottom line is that I am still 10lbs lighter and much healthier than when I started 2010 and will make 2011 even better.
2010 resolutions were a decent success for me. Hopefully 2011 will be even better.