2012 is here. Actually, it has been here for almost three weeks already but I’ve been preoccupied. For the first week and a half I was travelling; then I spent the next week trying to overcome a bad head cold I’d developed while travelling; and by then the Australian tennis season had started and because I didn’t feel like doing much else I started watching. In fact, I’m watching right now, as I write this (Isner -v- Lopez). My cold has almost gone; but I’m hooked on tennis now. All good reasons for not doing something constructive with 2012.
But this is the season for resolutions and I was asked earlier this month what mine for 2012 was going to be. I replied, fatuously, that I had resolved not to make any unachievable resolutions. Conveniently, one that I could achieve by doing nothing! Then yesterday I read a post that I recommend to anyone who has the time to read it; and I find that it has inspired me to try to develop a more positive attitude this year.
The question is, how will I know if I have achieved my goal? Having recently escaped from a role in management, I’m all too familiar with CSFs and KPIs but rather than become obcessively analytical about the whole thing I’ll simply establish a baseline against which my performance throughout the year can be measured.
Here, then, is my 2012 baseline.