New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again.  It’s time to make resolutions.  This year, my very first New Year’s Resolution is not to break any of my New Year’s Resolutions.  With that said, here are the remaining resolutions, in no particular order.

Improve My Health

Being over 40 means different things to different people.  For me, it’s pretty simple.  I need to get a lot more serious about my health in order to have any chance of living until 70, 80, or maybe even 90.  This includes eating a healthier diet, exercising more often, and making good choices every day.

Work on Personal Relationships  

Being a father, a step father, a husband, a brother,  a son, and a friend to several other people will offer plenty of opportunities for me to strengthen the bond with my loved ones in 2012.  I think my personal relationships are good, but I see no reason why each and every one of them cannot be even better.

Work On Professional Relationships 

In addition to some of the hats I wear in my personal life, I have a few more on the professional side.  I am a lawyer, an employer, and a business owner.  These roles allow for many interactions with other people.  Although things are good, I see plenty of room for improvement.  Every day brings a whole bunch of new opportunities.

Continue To Work Hard, But Work Smarter 

I already work hard.  By most standards, really hard.  I suppose I could find a way to work a little more, but what I really need is to find a way to consistently squeeze a little more juice out of each and every day without putting in any more of my limited time.  This might end up being the year I get everything working like a well oiled machine.

Keep Learning, Keep Growing

This one is self explanatory, and I think it’s vital for any thinking person to continually seek more knowledge, and more information.  This is particularly true for professionals, who are paid to use their brains in order to help other people. 

That’s pretty much it.  Those are my New Year’s Resolutions for 2012.   Good luck with your resolutions, whatever they might be! 

 Kevin Stouwie

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