Dapeng Li

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Groundhog Day resolutions for 2011

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This is my first serious blog post, and here are my Groundhog Day resolutions for the year of 2011. The idea of Groundhog Day resolution comes from David Seah, whom I first read about for his Printable CEO series.

GHD Resolution in a nutshell is, you make your new year resolutions on Groundhog Day (Feb 2) and review your progress on the nth day of nth month till next year:

Date Holiday Description
1/1 New Year’s Day Start thinking about resolutions
2/2 Groundhog Day Make your resolutions. Assemble your peer group.
3/3 March 3 Review w/ group.
4/4 April 4 Review w/ group.
5/5 Cinco de Mayo Review w/ group. Think celebratory, spring-like thoughts!
6/6 June 6 Mid-Year Review w/ group. Optional break for summer.
7/7 Tanabata Star Festival Private Review. Make Wishes. Rededicate.
8/8 Chinese Father’s Day Private Review. Plan for future completion.
9/9 September 9 Review w/ group. Three months left.
10/10 October 10 Review w/ group. Two months left.
11/11 Veteran’s Day Review w/ group. A Day to be Grateful.
12/12 December 12 End-of-year Review. Break for Holiday Madness.

Well, in the year of 2011, I want to improve myself on:

  • Health
    Stretch daily
    Weekly exercise of swimming, soccer or sports of other kind
    [Bonus Point] Learn to cook

  • Productivity
    Read Getting Things Done, review and refine my working and personal workflows
    Improve reading speed

  • Financial Literacy
    Read books on this subject
    Invest

  • Being Social & (trying to be) Friendly
    Host this blog on my own domain name – not on WordPress.com
    Keep connections with friends on social networks
    Follow Scott Hanselman on his blog on podcasts

Alright, I’ll be pretty proud of myself if I can achieve all of them (the cooking one is really hard…) by this time in 2012. 🙂 Let’s get started!

If anyone is reading this, what are your new year resolutions?

[Update Jan 2012]
*This WordPress.com-hosted blog is temporary and I’m planning to host it on my domain name (www.dapengli.com), hopefully in the near future.
You are reading on my self-hosted WordPress.

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