Choose Cindy’s New Year resolutions

Last year didn’t exactly go as planned. I sadly, but seriously, have no ambition for 2012. Help me decide what I should be doing next.

Save me some trouble and don’t be rude. Blunt is just fine, but rude will get you trashed.

Happy New Year to you all. I love knowing you are out there.


  1. Don’t make resolutions; have a theme for the year. Then carry it through in every area of your life. For instance, if the theme is “playing a bigger game” then ramp things up a notch with organization, cooking, traveling, etc.. It’s easy to remember and it’s more fun!

  2. Hmmm. Leave it to Pat to get me thinking. Thanks!

  3. You’re welcome!

  4. Cindy
    I had written this comment earlier to your question but chose not to post it. Reading Pat’s comment motivated me to do so.

    In reality I suspect few, if any, years go by as we plan. Most of us even resist or refuse to plan because having a stated goal can lead to rejection or failure. The old axioms that consider our lives are on an untraveled road or that we are involved in the ultimate card game where we cannot control what we are dealt are well known.

    But beyond that we can choose joy as our centerpiece as we travel our road or choose our card game. Remember joy has little to
    do with happiness but everything to do with how we accept and face life.

    “Things won are done, joy lies in the doing”.

  5. Perhaps. But I’ve always known I work better with a plan. I like Pat’s idea that it’s a general theme.

    I know it sounds crazy (that word again!) but this may be the year I learn to be a little more selfish. I tend to compromise (another word offered by someone this weekend) much too easily without putting my own goals first. I am at a point in my life where I can afford this luxury since all of my youngsters are self sufficient. I’m still thinking on it.

  6. Happy 2012! Cindy, I say pick one big task, goal objective–just one— and accomplish that with gusto. Then decide what to tackle next. No big list, and allow flexibility to change focus throughout the year by choosing just one project or attitudinal change with an identified goal of completion.

    Too much mental multi-tasking is paralyzing, I think. Free your mind and accomplish one great thing at a time.