A Fool of Myself

2011 New Year's Resolutions

It’s a new year. And I, like many of you, have spent the better part of my last week contemplating what I want for myself — and my family — in 2011. Even with the hubbub of a new baby and the holidays, I’ve had more time than ever to consider my life — and now my family’s life — and I’m not pleased with what I see. I often feel like life is beating me up as it races past me every day. Largely, this is my own fault. I’ve not been intentional with how I live; instead, I have let my possessions, my money, and my obligations dictate what I can and cannot do. This year, I intend to grab life by the horns, cowboy up, and go balls to the wall with my life.

Of everything that I have mapped out, here’s the summary of my New Year’s Resolutions:

  • I resolve to own my possessions; I will not let my possessions own me.
  • I resolve to be the master of my money; I will not be a slave to my money.
  • I resolve to be intentional with my time and my energy; I will not spend my time or my energy on anything that is not meaningful to me.

I know that these are vague, unmeasurable statements, but there are tangible, measurable to-dos behind them, and I will share those as the week goes on. I’m curious, what are your resolutions for 2011?