Leading up to and after New Year’s Day, I listened to no less than a hundred different resolutions we should all make. After stopping the spinning of my head, I started to think back to something that happened in 1994. (cue the flashback)
One of the greatest summers of my life was in 1994. I was accepted at Temple University and my favorite hockey team, the New York Rangers, played what I still consider the greatest Stanley Cup Finals in NHL history. The Blueshirts’ epic battle with the underdog Vancouver Canucks was seven games of absolute drama, with the Rangers coming out on top in a memorable series.
The process to winning that championship did not come without a plan, or a resolution. Prior to training camp, coach Mike Keenan showed the team a video, which showed previous championship teams in New York and the parades they were thrown. The point was to get every player on the same page: If you want the parade, stick to my plan.
So why make a series of resolutions when you should really be making one resolution? Ok, I know that in work you can’t always make just one resolution since performance is usually based on a series of resolutions. BUT.. in your own life, you CAN make a single resolution. Maybe you want to start your own blog. Make it your resolution to research, launch, and maintain it. If you have always wanted to make a difference in your community, find an organization that fits your interests and give your time.
The bottom line is that you don’t have to make a series of resolutions to consider your year, or your life at the time, a success. Focus on that one resolution to raise your own Cup at the end of 2010.