You may not know this, but today is my birthday (I’m turning 24, of course), and I’d like to do something a little difference. Most people like to make resolutions on New Year’s Eve, and a lot of people use birthdays as a chance to take stock of their lives and identify areas where they’d like to change, but I never have because I’m a self-starter and don’t care for resolutions; when I want to change, I just go out and make changes. I also know I am blessed because I have most everything a person could ask for, and I know that doesn’t come easy and I need to work at it every day.

However, I know that I can be better and still have a lot to learn. So today, for the first time, I’m going to make some resolutions to do the following and stick with them. I’m changing it up because although I’ve always been good with taking initiative, I’m not as good with maintaining – something big that needs doing I can get done, but something small that needs doing repeatedly, well, that’s a bigger challenge for me.

So without further ado, here’s my plan. From here on out, I resolve to:

1. Read more;
 
2. Start exercising;
 
3. Eat healthier food.
Putting it here is my way of holding myself to account. It’s public now,  so there’s no backing down! By improving myself, I improve my capacity to make the world a better place and to manage my business and my life the way I choose. Taking care of the self is as important as taking care of others, because if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to take care of others.

Because I like to focus on the positive, I’m also going to write down a few of the things I currently do daily that I’m proud of. These are:

1. Tell my daughter I love her;
 
2. Complete at least one task each day to get my business closer to perfection;
 
3. Do something unexpected and nice for someone each day, even if it’s a complete stranger.
Now, I’d like to hear from you! What are some of the things you like to do regularly? What are some things you wish you were doing more of?
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