Now that Christmas is just about through in one form or another for the majority of the world, it’s time to start thinking about the most infamous gift of all, New Year’s Resolutions. I think almost everyone has started one at some point in their lives (some every single year and the SAME ONE!) and every year the vicious cycle begins again. So why do we do it, why does everyone shoot for a goal that many don’t keep longer than a few weeks?

I’ve admittedly been one of those people that have made goals like “lose weight” or “be more sociable” and those resolutions end up failing miserably. I think one of the problems with those kinds of resolutions is that they aren’t specific enough. Now this may be from too many years in the corporate world but we need to make goals that are a lot less vague and more time specific. Now if my pal Jon were to say “I want to find a great publisher for my books by June” now that would be a resolution I could stand behind. I would like people to think about that when you think up resolutions this week.

As for myself, I have made some resolutions, ones that I will fulfill and keep up with. As of the 1st of the year, I need to lose at least 25 lbs by Memorial Day, become reaquainted with the gaming community by St. Patty’s Day, and of course, be preregisteted and possibly volunteering at GenCon. I know I can accomplish these goals, I hope everyone else can find their achievable goals too.