Michael Bennett: Pressure on to keep printed resolutionsPublished 11:36am Friday, December 28, 2012
It’s that time of the year again, folks.
The holidays were celebrated with food, friends, family and community service or giving.
I don’t know about you but I found about 10 extra pounds and New Year’s Eve has yet to hit.
Each year, I informally make New Year’s resolutions.
For the first time, I am going to add a little pressure on myself and print my resolutions here for all of those in Leaderland to view.
In no special order:
1. I’m going to get back to my healthy diet and lose those 10 extra pounds.
2. I will spend more time with family visiting or through the magic of video conversations. My work has always come first, and it is a regret that I would like to correct before it is too late.
3. Spending more time on “me” and my personal life will happen in the coming year. This will include joining the YMCA and finding the time to work out on a regular basis.
4. Become a better citizen in all of the communities we serve. This will be the most challenging as we serve so many communities and there is only so much time in a day. For this one, I will enlist Leader employees and the institution of our products as a whole. I am looking for your help here for suggestions.
5. At work, I will build new organization and structure systems that will allow me to work fewer hours to help me take care of resolutions No. 2 and No. 3. I’ve been reading a book, “Getting Things Done, The Art of Stress-Free Productivity,” by David Allen. This resolution has to happen first for me to accomplish everything else.
I best stop here as most of my resolutions are very broad, and I am feeling exhausted just rereading them.
I hope you all will join me to help build better community by becoming a better citizen.
Together, we can make a positive difference in all of our lives. I wish all of you a happy, healthy and productive New Year.