Resolutions

Take 2000 and Give Me 8

I want this year to be about what I want, after all these are my resolutions. Last year, although I experienced an unexpected shift in direction in my work, was a stable year in general, preparing for the jump I started in work in the last two months. Since this is also confirmed by my horoscope for 2008, I'd like to believe that this will be the year of the jump. Thus, I am following eight main points this year, to transcend the linear and dance in the exponential.

One: Don't wait, let them wait. As self-helpish as this might sound, it is just a positive approach to be taken. The more you wait, the more you are telling them to make decisions on your behalf. As a "waiter" by nature, i was very surprised to discover that when I clearly show my intentions, people can (and many times want to) accommodate to my decisions. This is regarding daily stuff. When it comes to decisions for long term and "big" stuff, they just tend to back off! So... go for it!

Two: As I am finally believing in the natural tendency of things to atrophy, and also starting to believe that the antidote to this is pure and simple intentions directed by the inner forces of our nature, I shall intend, more frequently, purely, and decidedly. At the same time, I shall keep my ability to be flexible in the process.

Three: Get to know a thousand people! It is very invigorating for me to meet new people and discover certain things about them. It just satisfies me to explore people. The thing stopping me is usually the inertia to which I surrender. I will not fight this inertia, but I will embrace the daily adventure of taking the initial steps of starting the talk.
Four: Go for the best. Being, doing, thinking, dreaming, and living with the best. No more mediocrity.
Five: One new thing. Totally new, one of those typical things that I usually engage in, every now and then. Let's just anticipate what it is going to be this year.
Six: Read and write. Much more effectively, often, and artistically. It always surprises me when I come back to see what I have written. It's not about good or bad, it's about the difference in perspective gained by having crystallized some random thoughts into text, and then coming back to see how they have evolved.
Seven: On the seventh day, God rested. Enjoy this year much more than the last one. In new ways, and with more interesting people.

Eight: The last one is about the very special unique stuff that I have, which is usually hidden under two million layers of decadent psychological and intellectual algorithms. Knowing that when left alone, these things can perform wonders, I am to just set them free.

Happy new year! Happy interesting year.