New year resolutions!

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New year resolutions!

Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:52 AM

Hey there DICers.

I thought it would be cool to see what all of us have sworn to do with the turn of the year to make ourselves better in 2011, whether it is for yourself, your friends and family, or even for work. What is it you want to do to get more out of the next year?

I have decided that I am not going to complain and moan every given opportunity at work, it has been really trying lately, and I have given so many people my honest opinion and it really isn't getting me anywhere so I may as well use that energy positively and maybe just work a little harder.

I have been with my amazing girlfriend for not too far off two years now, and we are adamant about getting a place together, so this year I am going to save up at least £6000 and I look forward to more than doubling that in 2012 after the VATin the UK goes back to normal.

There are a lot of inspirational people out there, but I really think I could make the little bit of the world around me better if I was a little like the late Randy Pausch. If you don't know the name, look him up with the phrase "last lecture" it is over an hour, so make sure you're comfortable. But seeing the way he handled the cards he was dealt, and how he ceaselessly helped everyone else make the most of everything, I think we could all do with being a little more like him.

Back in 09, in November, I had just finished my professional qualifying course for my promotion in the RN despite the fact it was 42 weeks long, it was by no means the harder, or more important half of what I needed to get promoted. on the 14th day of 15 in a three week Leadership course, all my hopes and aspirations were dashed in a 5 minute conversation. This May I have my second opportunity to get through this course, and I am going to do so with a smile on my face. I know what to expect, I know what is expected of me, and this time it will be in summer so I shall not be swimming in my sleeping bag either :)

That is what I intend to make of the year, and I will better it the year after, what about yourselves?

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:55 AM

I resolve to stop making resolutions as they never seem to come to fruition.
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 12:20 PM

My new years resolution is 1280 x 800

I want to finish a few android apps and hopefully get some money from them...
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:44 PM

damnit, i wanted to be the first to post that stupid monitor resolution joke.
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:54 PM

Increase my income to six figures.
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 06:32 PM

Lose weight. I know that's cliché but I am overweight.

Make new friends and spend time with them.

Work on my IRC client. I wrote an IRC client using C++ with Qt over the summer, but I'm in the process of rewriting it because I did very little upfront design and so the code isn't as clean as it could be.
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 07:41 PM

Have a six pack by July.
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:16 PM

Exercise for a change, drink less beer,graduate, get Certified and get a Junior Developers job. Maybe even move out.
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:46 PM

lose weight.
stop smoking.
drink a little less.
read more books.
listen more, talk less.
????
profit.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:22 AM

get a six pack in about 2 months
finish a few books
make it to the world finals in the ICPC contest
start with android development
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Re: New year resolutions!

Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:12 AM

View PostDark_Nexus, on 02 January 2011 - 11:46 PM, said:

lose gain weight.
stop keep smoking.
drink a little less lot more.
read more books.
listen more, talk less.
????
profit.


Yeah pretty much the same list for me too
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:38 AM

I dread this time of year because the gym becomes overly crowded for the next three weeks with all the "Resolution people". It's horrible.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:31 AM

Going to the gym is a lame way to get in shape anyways.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:34 AM

I'd like to be more fit. By "more fit" I mean not getting winded by even the mildest physical exertions. I'm pretty bent about that one actually. I've never been this de-conditioned in my life.

I'd like to manage my money better. Better money management has the nice side effect of less arguments with the Mrs. over money. Most married arguments are over money so if I can master the money situation, the house gets a lot less tense and I get an extra chance to put my better physical conditioning to good use.

I don't smoke. I don't drink to excess. I don't gamble hardly ever. So none of those come into play. I would like to find more time to game online than I do but at the same time I'd also like to put a greater effort into my business...so I'll need to find a better balance there.

I'd like to spend more quality time with my kids. If I can't get any of the others, I'd still consider 2011 a win if I could get this one.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:35 AM

View PostDark_Nexus, on 03 January 2011 - 12:46 AM, said:

lose weight.
stop smoking.
drink a little less.
read more books.
listen more, talk less.
????
profit.

This.
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