Instead of doing New Year’s resolutions on January 1st, I prefer to make my personal commitments to excellence on my birthday (which happens to be today!).
I’m committing to more action in my personal & professional life, refocusing on the awesome people already in my fantastic network, and making sure I spend a significant time away from the computer. That last one will be difficult.
I’m also going to write the goals I have for myself this year, and put them in a very prominent spot where I’m going to see them every day. Having a constant visual reminder helps keep your mind on task, and motivated to succeed.
So whenever your birthday rolls around, think about what goals you want to achieve in the coming year, and go for it!
If you’ve already made new year’s resolutions, think of it as a recommitment ceremony.