Rich’s 2013 New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve made quite a few New Year’s Resolutions over the years. I like to make them. I’m not horrible at keeping them, although I’ve blown quite a few of them along the way. So let me get started here on January 1, 2013.

Spiritual Resolutions

1. I’ve always wanted to read a book of the Bible per day, plus 3 Psalms per day, for 65 straight days. Since there’s 66 books in the Bible, and I spread Psalms out over the first 50 days, that will allow me to complete the entire Bible, cover to cover, in 65 days. I will be done on March 6th. Some days may take me a long time. Others, will be quite quick.

2. After I complete this task, I want to take up the mantle that Tim Wright threw down… to commit to reading the Bible every days for 5 minutes per day. That’s not much. But, compounded over time, that makes a significant difference. I know how it changed Tim, and I wouldn’t mind having that same change.

Physical Resolutions

1. I want to continue to lose weight. For two years in a row I have weighed less on December 31st than I did on January 1st. I still have a ways to go. My goal is 15 pounds. I know I could do significantly more than that, but I want to be realistic in this goal. 253 to 238.

2. I will run my first marathon in November. I’ve run two half-marathons up to this point in my life. This year, I do the full distance. I will be running a half marathon in March, and another later in the year to prepare myself for November.

3. I will do my first triathlon this year. I am going for the Olympic distance which is 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike ride, 6.2 mile run.  I hope to schedule this for the summer.

4. I’m fixing my teeth. This may not be until the fall of this year. I’ve got a mountain (financial mountain) of work to have done.

Relationship Resolutions

1. I will be going on more dates with Traci this year. Not enough of them last year. It relieves stress and keeps things fun and fresh.

2. I will be spending more time with my kids. Lauren leaves for college this year to join Leah, and Josh starts Jr. High. I will be there with them and for them.

3. I will be spending more time with my friends. My tendency is to be an introvert. Iron sharpens iron. An introvert is usually quite dull.

Business Resolutions

1. I am starting a new business this month, January. I cannot give details on this right now due to some secret stuff I am doing behind the scenes. I will be actively replacing my current income sources.

2. I will be getting my Obamacare required health insurance.

Home Resolutions

1. I will have all home repairs completed by Memorial Day. There are 6 main projects that need to be tackled. Period. End of story.

2. I will be living in a new home by Labor Day. I need to get further out away from the city. Period. End of story.

Now I know that goals and resolutions require some more specific details, a plan for achievement, etc. This blog post is not the place for that. This is just throwing down what I am doing and where I am going. I will be giving the details of some of these individual resolutions / goals as the year goes on.

As our dear and late friend Zig Zigler would say, “See you at the top!”

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