Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Oh No! Not Another Post About New Year's Resolutions...

...Actually not (I can hear your enormous sigh of relief-all 2 of you).

I don't make New Year's Resolutions. But what I do make are contracts with myself.

And shortly before the start of the year, I made a contract with myself that I would try my hand at blogging. And that I would do my best to post everyday.

I've been trying to find other relevant blogs to comment on, etc., instead of just having this be an online journal (which it mostly is, comments on other blogs, etc., notwithstanding).

But today, I don't have much to say. Or rather, I think it's actually the opposite problem. I've read a lot of interesting things and have a million ideas chasing each other in my fevered brain. But nothing much is fully cooked.

So anyway, if anyone is reading this, I am fulfilling my contract with myself.

Actually, come to think of it, exercise is sometimes like this too. I love to hit the trail near my house and walk/jog/run (gotta walk/jog in the snow, but run otherwise) 3.5 miles, most of the time. But some days, I just don't want to. It's cold, or I'm tired, or, or, or...

But without fail, if I keep my contract with myself, and get out there anyway, I always feel good when I'm finished. Even if I have to shuffle. Like I'm doing through this post.

How about you? Do you make contracts with yourself? How important is it to you to keep them?

Your comments are most welcome.


  1. I do a pretty good job with self contracts! Word!!

    That said, not that you are asking :-) don't be too hard on yourself. It's a setup for failure. You do not need to post every day :-) Just post alot, trust me, lol You are writing very well, by the way!

  2. Dr. J,

    Are you one of the world's nicest guys, or what?!

    I really appreciate the encouragement. Thanks so much.