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Archive for January 2nd, 2010

Resolutions For the New Year

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Total Black: $887.77
Total Red: $230,715.35

It’s a new year.  I’m about to head to the gym, but I decided to post my blog entry for today first.  Got me thinking about resolutions, about the promises the new year brings, and the hope that we’ll fulfill them coupled with the fear that we won’t.  Very few people actually analyze the resolutions they make or examine how they phrase them.  The author of InSide Effects, David Ezell, helped me understand much about our behavior, and his prescient guidance is shining through now as I analyze my goals generally and think about how we achieve them and which are doomed to failure.  His post from last year, Resolve to Make Resolutions Work, still rings true and sums up what I’d say here.  Rather than attempt to rewrite it, I thought I’d just talk a bit about my resolutions and how I’d use his strategy to achieve my own. Keep reading . . .

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January 2, 2010 at 14:01