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An alternative to NY resolutions

I stopped making specific resolutions, and started doing an 80/20 analysis of my year instead. There is a much more sophisticated version of this, but here is the practice from 10,000 feet:

  1. Evaluate the last 12 months on your calendar thru the lens of: the 20% of people and activities that produced 80% of your positive / negative emotions

  2. Commit to scheduling activities and appointments with people that bring you the positive 20%.  This involves planning and paying for trips, planning meetings, get-togethers, and events now – or as early as possible.

  3. Create a NOT-to-do list which includes people and activities you’ll avoid, as they represent the negative side of the list.

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