My resolution is about health and wellness. During the last half of 2018 I set a goal to lose 5 pounds per month. So far, so good. My goal for 2019 is to reduce that to 2 pounds and walk (progressing into a run) for 20 minutes a day. Having long term, achievable goals helps me to hit my targets. Having my wife as my companion on walks really helps. We’ve found this brings us closer and we both look forward to the activity, which means we stick with it.
—Tony Chaplin, chief operations officer
As a mother of three, my health and personal needs go on the back burner a lot, so my 2019 resolution is to practice more self-care—because mommy needs to be healthy, too! By scheduling my necessary doctors’ appointments, making time for myself and setting a bedtime alarm, my days, weeks and months will be more organized and intentional, which will help me accomplish my goal of self-care.
—Jade Hopkins, business development manager
As with most resolutions, I plan to grow—as a writer, a friend, a family member and a person. But perhaps more importantly, I plan to be at peace with where I am in each moment of each day. I plan to appreciate the uncomfortable stillness of plateaus and welcome the opportunities to practice patience when my plans go awry. 2019 will be a year of acceptance.
—Cecilia Meis, freelance writer
I tend to take on too many projects at once, so this year I’m going to focus on a select few at a time. That probably means getting comfortable with saying no to friends, family, and co-workers, something that I’ll need to work at, since I’m a people-pleaser at heart.
—Adam Rhew, freelance writer
This year I will become a better musician. I play bass guitar, so I’m in talks with a local band to be their bassist. I don’t exactly feel ready, but by facing this fear alongside other seasoned musicians, I know I’ll eventually reach my goal.
—Lydia Sweatt, social media manager
My biggest goal is to expand myself mentally and tactically as a CEO. I believe that being an entrepreneur who just wants to make money and being a CEO of a company with a grand mission are two very different things—it takes a very unique skill set to be an effective leader.
—Arman Assadi, co-founder and CEO, Project EVO
My biggest goal for the year is to become more efficient with everything I do. I’ve got a toddler at home, so time has taken on an entirely new importance. Every minute away from him is a minute I’ll never get back, so I’m constantly evaluating my days to find more efficiency.
—Brittany Hodak, co-founder, The Superfan Company
Related: 10 Tips to Make 2019 Your Year
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of SUCCESS magazine.