This Years Goals

Chris — January 30, 2009

It may be a little late to write this now, a resolutions post, of sorts. but I think I need it for myself.

A new year, new beginnings, you’ve heard it all before. I don’t care much for resolutions but I listened to a science Friday podcast on new years resolutions the other day and it inspired me.

They we’re talking about the rate of success for new years resolutions and believe it or not 40-46% of the people who committed to a resolution succeed for the first 6 months. Apparently that’s 10 times higher than those not making a resolution at all but still wanting to change something. So if I can increase my chance of getting something done just by making it a promise around the new year, I figure it wouldn’t hurt.

So this is what I plan on doing this year:

  1. Blog.
  2. Make something using an API.
  3. Learn a new language to develop in. Oh, and do it with the help of Apache. (that’s two in one but they’re related…)
  4. Read about, and become good at a niche in my line of work.

Now, another thing they mentioned in the podcast was that, the more you try to do at once, the less the chance you have at succeeding. So four things may be setting myself up for failure. But then, I’ve already got number one out of the way. And in order to keep up with number one I’ll have to do number two.

So, hopefully I’ll still be blogging by the time I’m 30…

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