Monday, December 29, 2008

As I write this, there are about 3 more days left in 2008. The new year starts Thursday and this is the first time in many years that I am considering a resolution. There are things about myself that I would like to change and the beginning of the new year is a good starting place.

Most new year resolutions fail because people are unrealistic in their goals. However, the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, so I'll share my start list. I'm not sure I'll be successful in any of these endevours, but I sure can try.

Here's my list of things to start:

Health improvement.
Better foods
More excercise
Lose 50 pounds

Home improvement.
Actually spend time working on the house, not just thinking about

Rider improvement.
Schedule an Advanced Rider class

Inter-personal improvement.
Spend quality time with my wife, family, and friends

What are your New Year Resolutions? What things do you want to change?


RazorsEdge2112 said...

It looks like you have some very good, realistic resolutions there. That interpersonal item seems like a great one we could all do.

Well, I am about done with the typical "trying to stop smoking" resolution. So, there is another direction for me this time. I resolve to get my Private Pilot Certificate. Perhaps this will go over better than the smoking thing. :-)

Doug C said...

Ken - That's kinda cool. I have a friend that attained that gold ring and he loved it. Then he jumped off the deep end and bought a powered paraglider.


You go man!

Baron's Life said...

Getting a pilot's licence is been a life long dream for me....but no guts so far... Good Luck and Happy New Year to you and yours.
ps: I've just been in an accident and recovering well

Doug C said...

Baron - A Happy Happy right back to you! I trust that you're not too banged up from the accident...

Lance said...

Doug, Happy New Year to you and your family. I've got similar health and family goals as yours (I am sure my Elite must be complaining about the extra pounds she's having to pull).

I'm also going to try commuting by bike more (I have a hybrid bicycle with a small electric motor that helps on some of the hills in Seattle).

irondad said...

The word "resolutions" always seems like bondage and restriction to me. I like to use the word "guidelines". Having said that, I am going to try to finally get totally conversational in Spanish, go back to playing the guitar, and working less while riding more with Katie.

Are you still thinking about the new Concours this year?

Doug C said...

Lance - I have never heard of a hybrid bicycle before but it sounds like a great solution for your area.

I am huffing and puffing way too much and its nobody's fault but my own.

Irondad - Worthy goals, every one of them. My HS and college Spanish classes have all gone to waste.

To purchase a Concours right now would not be fiscally responsible of me. However, research in the form of sitting on one at the dealership or finding a friend that will let me ride one around the block is free.

We'll see...

Earl Thomas said...

All worthy goals for 2009.

Keep researching that C14, that too is a bike that I have in my sights, not this year, but someday in the future my own "research" will become more earnest as well.


Doug C said...

Earl - The C14 is an amazing bike. My greatest concern is comfort. I'm tall enough that just about nothing off the shelf fits me without some alterations.

Happy New Year!