It's that time of year again and I love it. I've always enjoyed writing my New Years resolutions. The first step in making something happen is to write it down and say it out loud.
1. Learn to say 'No'
I took on way too much work in 2008 and 2009. While I did everything in my power to try to keep up, it would have been better for myself, my family and my clients if I scaled it back a notch. I'll to try and limit my self to preferably one, possibly three maximum projects at any given time from now on.
What I'm about to do is very scary. I've always been an extremely goal oriented person. Since I was a kid writing out Christmas wish lists for Santa Claus, I've always written down the things I want and the things I plan on doing. It's been a huge part of any success I've achieved in my life thus far. But I've always been private about my dreams and aspirations. I don't know why. Perhaps I fear ridicule. Perhaps it's because of all the nay sayers out there who make a life's work out of dissuading people from pursuing their goals. However I've changed my way of thinking in recent years.