- Become actively involved in my local community
- Become actively involved in politics (not necessarily party-politics, however)
- Decide on my career-goals - and then work harder than I've ever worked before to make them happen.
OK... so perhaps they're not all totally specific or tangible but they'll do for now.
The "local community" one is an interesting one. I originally formulated that as "get involved with charity (above merely donating money)". However, I'm not sure that is necessarily as altruistic as it sounds. Two hours spent stuffing envelopes could have been spent earning extra money (e.g. achieving one of my bonus objectives) which could then have been donated. This is likely (not definitely!) to be more than the cost of hiring somebody to stuff envelopes for two hours. Thus, I could provide more value to a charity by simply giving more money (with appropriate boxes ticked to allow them to reclaim tax, etc, etc).
I'm not entirely convinced that my argument is sound... and I may be discounting the value of being physically present (both to me and to those who have to put up with me). However, it was enough to convince me to phrase the resolution as I did.
The politics resolution was driven by my increasing interest in the role of economics and the effects of various governmental policies (past and present).
As for the career-goals... I envy those who knew, at an early age, what they wanted to do and how they worked unceasingly until they had achieved it. The rule I've set for myself is that I should think about what I would like to be doing if I didn't need to earn money. It's an obvious qualification to make but one that I hadn't made until now (which probably explains more about me than I would care to admit).
Right... I'm off to find some competitors to bash... normal service will be resumed shortly.