By: Kerry Inserra
It’s been at least a decade since I last prepared a list of New Year’s resolutions. Which is odd considering how goal-oriented I am. This year is different.
It’s in my DNA to set the bar high, both personally and professionally. One does not leave a steady corporate job (and paycheck) to step into the world of entrepreneurship unless one is willing to continually set new benchmarks for success. So why haven’t I put pen to paper in over 10 years and written out my resolutions? Simply put, fear. What if I don’t achieve them? What if I do?
There is a fair amount of uncertainty in the world and so much that is out of our control. Political discourse is at an all-time high. Gun violence in the U.S. is on the rise and more Americans are burdened by college debt than ever before. In the back annals of my mind, I started to convince myself that I have very little control over what happens in life so what’s the point of writing a list of New Year’s resolutions? Bah humbug! Time for an attitude adjustment. After all, if Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has time to jot down a few New Year’s resolutions, then I certainly do.
In 2017, I’m doing life differently. Here we go. My top 13 list of New Year’s resolutions in no particular order:
I may not be able to control the unpredictability of day-to-day life, but I can certainly jot down a few resolutions that help form a blueprint for the coming year. I’ll let you know how I did with my resolutions next January.
Until then, here’s to a happy, healthy and improved outlook on life in 2017.
Founder and President of Zip2Media, a marketing and advertising agency located in the Bay Area and Orange County.