January 2, 2007
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Happy New Year everyone. Typically I am one that spends this time doing a lot of introspection and resolution making for the new year ahead. But this year, I decided to avoid all that stuff. Looking back at last year’s resolutions, I realize that I feel more regret about the resolutions I was unable to keep than I feel good about the resolutions that I was able to keep. Doesn’t seem like a very good formula, does it?
As far as retrospectives, this is something that I’ve gotten very used to doing at work though I still fail to see their usefulness most of the time. Looking back at what could have been done better is a good way to create a list of things to improve upon. But what happens with that list is the real heart of the matter, and unfortunately that list rarely ever turns into anything useful, at least in my experiences. It’s all about follow through, and I am admittedly as bad at that as everyone else.
I am looking forward to the start of the new year. I always feel the sense that it is a new beginning and things can change, even though it rarely does. It’s all about possibilities. But unfortunately, it also means that the gym is going to be very busy for about 2 months. My fellow gym frequenters and I dread this time of year. Hopefully this amazing Cleveland winter weather keeps up and I can get in more outdoor runs before hibernating for the winter.