Weekend Read: What is your Resolve?

To resolve to do something, you put your mind to it. You make a promise to yourself to finish it. You say to yourself, “I’m ready”.

Yesterday I asked some Facebook friends what they were thinking about as we approach 2013.  Some of their comments are below.

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Steven: To be a better person, make a difference.

David: My New Year’s resolution is to use my superpowers for good and not evil!

Danny:  I’m working on remembering and doing last years resolution. I think it had something to do with NY2011 as well.

Eva Lucia:  Constantly focus on being happy and divert my attention from things that do not!

David:  Live healthier and spend more time with my family. Everything I do is for the wifey & kids so I need to take a breather more often & just hang with them. Even if it’s just a day at the park. Also to try and save done money this year. That’s all for now.

Paul: Get representation, maybe sell a script and launch my podcast. Oh, and continue the running/exercise thing…

Regina: Working on my book this year after taking a year off from writing. Time well spent.

Roy: To have a face to face conversation with the Facebook friends that I rarely (or never) see, but always communicate with on FB.

All nice goals, especially using one’s superpowers only for good!

Yesterday, I wrote this piece about having resolve to change something, and what that means. It’s fun to think about the year ahead; there are opportunities galore for all of us.

Despite the tragedies and wars and messes in our world, we can all take comfort in the fact that almost all humans are pretty decent folks.  Humans generally want to evolve, to try to upgrade our being.

Most people are good.

And in 2013, some of us are going to get better.

Who wants to fly?

See you at 30,000 feet.

Signature photoJohn Scott is a media instructor, online education coordinator and the career services manager at the School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University, San Francisco. John’s debut book, “Broken Glass and Barbed Wire” will be published in January 2013.  

Follow John on Twitter @johnscottsf.

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