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Poll: Have you made/are you planning to make any resolutions for 2012?
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neilmac
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Other Dec 14, 2011

I recently decided to keep my rates the same for as long as possible and set aside any notion of raising them until the economic situation gets better, but that is more a matter of circumstances, more compromise than resolution.

I don't like planning my life in general and try to keep it to a minimum. I may make some resolutions, or not, and if I do make any, I might keep them, or not. For example, I might resolve not to adopt any more waifs and strays that people keep "rescuing" and dumping on me because I have a large garden, but it might be difficult when the next "adorable" little creature turns up...


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David Wright  Identity Verified
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my only resolution Dec 14, 2011

is not to make any resolutions.

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Oleg Osipov  Identity Verified
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It's ... Dec 14, 2011

a waste of time. Just keep going.

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Marta Cervera Areny
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Any time is a good time for resolutions... Dec 14, 2011

Resolutions should be made when you are ready to keep them. It makes no sense to make a resolution just because it's January 1st or September 1st if you do not really plan to keep them beyond the first week or two...

Resolutions, whether professional or personal, should be reasonable and attainable. It's the only way not to get frustrated along the way.

I usually need some kind of trigger to make a resolution...


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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New Year's Resolutions Dec 14, 2011

I don't make any resolutions per sé, only decisions, and these decisions are carried out immediately or, in some cases, as soon as possible.

I have plans, both professionally and personally, wishes and dreams, but these are on-going and not limited to 2012 - or any other "new" year, for that matter.


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xxxwonita
China
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To lose some weight, Dec 14, 2011

as every year...

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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
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A few resolutions Dec 14, 2011

Professional
-Higher my fee per word (I have already informed my clients with a 30 day notice)
-Find new clients

Personal
-Re-start jogging to train for a 10 km for the Marathon of Montreal in September.
-Lose 5 to 10 lb (already lost 20 with Weight Watchers).

Hobby
-Improve my baking knowledge and skills and develop my cake, cookie and cupcake hobby into a business. I have already sold a couple of cakes and cookies.


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Teresa Borges
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Likewise! Dec 14, 2011


David Wright wrote:

is not to make any resolutions.


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R-i-c-h-a-r-d  Identity Verified
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Agree Dec 14, 2011


Oleg Osipov wrote:

a waste of time. Just keep going.


My only resolution is not to give up and to keep on going, trying do things a little bit better than before.


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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Like a bath... Dec 14, 2011

I make resolutions at least four times a year. I have not yet formulated it or them this time.
(Well, one about not making such long posts on Proz.com seems to have been recorded in Danish!)

My father says prayers and resolutions are like taking a bath. The results do not always last very long, but the procedure should be repeated frequently!

A happy and prosperous New Year to everyone when we get that far!


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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Both professional and personal Dec 15, 2011

They work for me. That's how I stopped smoking 30 years ago, and I haven't had a cigarette since.

I make resolutions that are within my reach if I try just a little harder.

My professional resolution is to leave room on my calender for my best-paying clients and never let myself be persuaded to lower a rate that I quote.

My personal resolutions are too numerous to list here. Each new year I review what I resolved for the year before, and most of the time I have met my goals. The trick is that my standards are not impossibly high.

[Edited at 2011-12-15 05:22 GMT]


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Diana Arbiser  Identity Verified
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Resolutions, schmesolutions Dec 15, 2011

'Nuff said

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