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View Poll Results: Did you achieve your new year's resolution for 2019?
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:48 AM   #1
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Did you achieve your new year's resolution for 2019?


While I'm not really big on "new year's resolutions"; I did set out to learn C, or failing that, at least know a little more about it (and software development in general) in 2019. So I guess that could be called a "new year's resolution" since it was towards the end of 2018 when I decided to finally learn it, and at least wanted to be able to write a little more than just "Hello world" on the screen.

So since both are true, and while I'd say I'm somewhere in between a quarter and halfway there; then I guess I've sorta achieved it (the "new year's resolution" that is - not mastering C just yet though ).

Did anyone else set a "new year's resolution", and did you achieve it?
 
Old 12-08-2019, 08:30 AM   #2
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I normally do not make "New Year's Resolutions."

What I normally do is seriously consider a plan of action, write out some goals, or firmly decide on an avenue of action to take as a goal, and stick to those goals during the year. Determination in a plan of action is a key to success in any venture. The Book of Proverbs states it this way, "Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established." Proverbs 4:25 & 26
 
Old 12-08-2019, 08:41 AM   #3
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I don't do those! They never work out beyond February.
 
Old 12-08-2019, 08:49 AM   #4
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I resolved to do very little and achieved it. Although I have been retired for a few years now.
Actually, I never make new year resolutions.
 
Old 12-08-2019, 10:15 AM   #5
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Projects count as resolutions?

Added another angle iron piece to my giant shade car port project, local warming has made shade a priority for me.

Personal resolutions I outgrew a while ago. It is more for new kids on the block.

Edit: Learning C I would consider a project also.

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Old 12-08-2019, 10:23 AM   #6
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I'm another who doesn't make resolutions but I do try, every year, to travel abroad at least once. I've not managed to in the last few years but this year I managed to travel to Warszawa, which was a very personal trip as I really wanted to see the place as the last time I was there was before the Berlin Wall fell.
 
Old 12-08-2019, 09:36 PM   #7
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If a resolution is worth making, there's no reason to wait for a particular date to make it.
 
Old 12-09-2019, 06:56 AM   #8
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Me neither, I don't make any New Year Resolutions, they always used to get broken within a few weeks of making them.

However, I do make plans to try & learn to read music, & usually fail, my brain just doesn't seem to want to co-operate.

(I can't remember tunes either, rather frustrating, so have to play from tabs or my 'notes'.)

Regarding computers, I just like to keep abreast of what's going on, in general, & a few distros/OSes in particular. These last few months have seen me re evaluating Devuan, in case Debian becomes systemd only.
 
Old 12-09-2019, 09:25 AM   #9
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Projects count as resolutions?
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Good question, while I guess it's debatable; I'd be leaning towards yes if you decided the year before that you wanted to achieve that the following year.

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Edit: Learning C I would consider a project also.
While I guess you could; I see it more as goal, but if I wrote something that was for others to download and use, then I'd consider that a "project".

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...These last few months have seen me re evaluating Devuan, in case Debian becomes systemd only.
Just in case some want to turn this thread into a systemd debate; I will ask for this thread to be closed in that case. systemd debates or debates about religion are off-topic. So I would suggest if people want to discuss Debian going "systemd only", then a separate thread for that needs to be started instead (not that I would be responding to it). And we already have a mega-thread for religion - so that thread needs to be used for religious discussions/debates. As I did not start this thread for either debates.
 
Old 12-09-2019, 09:38 AM   #10
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Plus one to that. We already have too many of those threads. But having a second string to your bow just in case makes a lot of sense.
 
Old 12-09-2019, 10:56 AM   #11
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..... But having a second string to your bow just in case makes a lot of sense.
Exactly!
 
Old 12-09-2019, 11:22 AM   #12
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I don't make goals for myself because I have to make them at work and I find it annoying. The only thing I "need" to do is probably lose 10 pounds but haven't found the motivation to do that yet...other than that I have accomplished everything I set out to do in life and do not have any more life goals except live as long as possible, lol.
 
Old 12-09-2019, 01:15 PM   #13
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If a resolution is worth making, there's no reason to wait for a particular date to make it.
Good point. I did resolve to learn piano about 4 years ago in July. If I say it myself, I'm doing OK.
 
Old 12-10-2019, 08:02 PM   #14
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My resolution was to leave LQ. So, obviously not.
 
Old 12-10-2019, 08:32 PM   #15
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I prefer goals broken down to daily, weekly, monthly, yearly actions. Resolutions are usually meaningless like someone saying "I love you" when they are drunk.
 
  


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