I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions as the once-per-year goal settings usually come with unrealistic targets. Without reasonable goals, resolutions take a back seat to day-to-day realities. In fact, a recent Marist poll shows that, while nearly 50% of Americans are likely to make resolutions, 35% of them don’t keep them for longer than a few days.
Despite this, in the spirit of the resolution season, here are my own top 10:
- Less BlackBerry reading; more blackberry eating
- Avoid 2010 meaning that I traveled to 20 cities on 10 airlines
- Leverage twitter without becoming a twit
- Never use the phrase XXX2.0, especially Web2.0
- Leave time for writing. For fun. On non-work subjects.
- Read the Enterprise Irregulars more regularly
- Make sure my blog isn’t Barely Legible Officious Garbage
- A moratorium on rubber chicken dinners at conferences
- Make sure that telepresence isn’t my permanent presence
- And my most important New Year’s resolution: the end of resolutions
Happy New Year.