New Year’s Resolutions 2014

No More Zero Days

I’m going to keep this brief. There’s this concept of “No more zero days” and I plan to put that to use in 2014. Here are the resolutions I’d like to accomplish before the year ends. It’s focused on (1) health & fitness since I need to get this in order, (2) creative development to continue to creative juices flowing, and (3) professional development to keep my pulse in the Seattle community. This will be a great post to look back on when 2015 comes around.

There are no more zero days. What’s a zero day? A zero day is when you don’t do a single fucking thing towards whatever dream or goal or want or whatever that you got going on. No more zeros.

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Health & Fitness

  • Exercise for at least 120 days: This is a measurable goal and when it comes to exercising, those are the types of goals I have been able to accomplish. Being able to say I have exercised 120 days of the year means that, at an average, I would have exercised 10 days each month which is a couple of days per week. When you break it down that way, it’s not too difficult.
  • Take care of my skin: I have a skin disease. It needs to clear up and despite having all the necessary items in 2013, I haven’t been able to do it. It’s been part laziness and forgetfulness. The habit needs to just be built and maybe some of the vacations I’ll be taking this year will be motivation to do so.

Creative Development

  • Draw one drawing a day: I used to draw a lot when I was in high school and in college. Ever since I graduated from the UW, I haven’t been able to pick it back up. I’ll be following prompts somewhere on the web will be drawing it on my iPad. If you happen to have something you’d like for me to draw, please let me know.
  • Write at least 3 paragraphs a day: I need to get in the habit of putting my thoughts on paper each day. It can be about anything, but ideally it would steer towards the following subjects: sports, technology, and things I’ve learned. In the past, I’ve always had issues with writing because I felt I needed to make them public. Now, I just want to write, whether I publish onto this blog is another question.

Professional Development

  • Email an article and/or website to someone each day: There’s a trait several people I admire have and it’s the ability to understand what people are interested in and help them by sharing articles and/or websites that may help them or their business. I want to build up that trait to (1) help folks in my community and (2) reach out to folks who I may have not have in the past.
  • Coffee with someone to learn from a week: When I was at TeachStreet, I used to have a good amount of coffees with folks in the start-up community to learn what they were doing right and I want to get back into the habit of that again. Not necessarily only in the start-up community, but within the Seattle community in general. There’s so many people out there to learn from and I’ll be reaching out to folks learn from them.

That’s my list. Happy New Years!


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  • daryn

    That’s a lot of goals, dude… good luck :) And of course let me know if I can help.

    • Joseph Sunga

      Thanks Daryn. 2014 is going to be fun. :)

  • daveschappell

    Good luck, Joseph — you can do it!