Happy New Year – Here’s to Finishing!

This is a three-paragraph post – short and to the point. First, I’m very glad to have had this blog/website for nearly a year now. In conjunction with my freelance work, it’s been great to have a place to point people to when they ask what I do (and I love having matching business cards and note pad). Despite being busy with school and work, it’s motivated me to keep working on my own projects and learning too.

One of those projects this past year was reading – I had a list of books I wanted to read, and while I didn’t get to all of them, I did read far more than I had been the previous year, and even in this last week I completed two more books from my list – The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, and SWITCH: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip & Dan Heath. Both were great, and I’m currently engaged in reading Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz, about the founding and growth of Starbucks through about 1997.

The goal these days is results…and the way I’m promoting that is by blogging about things after I complete them. It’s an emphasis on finishing, and it’s been serving me well. I was inspired by conversations with friends about the respective values of progress, effort, and results, and by this great article from Jon Acuff. It’s often easy to start new things and hard to finish old ones. So instead of new resolutions, I’m just posting on my blog. Today. And reading a book from last year’s list. And it feels great. Happy New Year!


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