Sunday, January 2, 2011

Making Resolutions

Hey There!

You know how when your kids are aren't allowed to be and then by the time they are have run yourself ragged and you become so ill and tired that you can't function?

That's where I am right now.  I'm down with the sickness.

Luckily, I worked on my 2011 Resolutions all last week so I was ready when the big day came. I'm ready to make some positive changes in my life and finally get my poop in a group.

We had Robert over for dinner last night and we were talking about Resolutions and iKeith told me that he thinks they are stupid and he's never made them.  I resolved to make some for him.  I came up with two:

1. Be more positive...stop being a glass half empty kind of guy.
2. Get up on time every day and stop being late for work.

He told me that I never meet any of my goals.  This sent me into a rage!  And I informed him that he didn't know a thing about me or my New Year's Resolutions and that he should shut the heck up. (my marriage resolution is not going so well as of this writing) He told me that no one ever succeeds with their resolutions.  I told him there is a very good reason why that happens to some people but I'm not those people.

The key to meeting a goal is making small steps that are stepping stones to the goal. 

I explained that just saying...I want to get married or I want to lose weight is never going to work if you don't take steps to make it happen.

I used HIS JOB as an example. I didn't just say Gosh, I'd be nifty if iKeith could get a job building Apple Apps. I found out what we needed to do to make it happen and I completed those steps!

I think he had a light bulb moment.  Or at the very least...he'll stay off my back about my goals now.

Click HERE to see my goals for 2011. 


  1. One of my resolutions this year is to meet you :)

  2. Sounds like your year is starting with fireworks for sure!!

    Stand strong! This will be your best year yet!

  3. Baby steps? You mean I'm not supposed to jump in feet first going full tilt ahead until I wear myself out and give up from exhaustion? Hmmmm... that's an idea.

  4. You are very perceptive. In nursing school it was drilled into me that goals must be measureable and have an outcome date. "I'm going to lose weight" is not likely to help without specific parameters and steps to take to get there. You rock!

  5. I agree...resolutions never work unless you have goals set up to tell you how to get there...something Im working on posting this week lol

  6. I'm always so hesitant to make any resolutions, but I think you're right . . . baby steps toward goals. That's the way to go.

    I hope you feel better soon. My husband always asks why I never get sick. Um, I do. I just don't have the luxury of lounging around ;)

  7. If I say something is a resolution, I will inevitably fail.
    So I don't make em.
    That way I never fail. YAY!

  8. Resolutions or goals are both obtained by taking baby steps, at least for me!

  9. Steps are critical to success! I heard on the radio this morning that only 8% keep their resolutions - that must be the group that breaks it down in steps. :)

  10. You are so right... one step at a time. Look how far you have come and what you have accomplished in this past year.
    I know you will do whatever you put your mind to. Tell iKeith to stuff it! :-)

  11. A lot of men (mine included) would not be nearly as successful at work if they did not have an encouraging wife at home, telling them they can do it and figuring it out right alongside them. And yet, we never seem to get enough credit...


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