2014 Resolutions: 2 Things NOT to Do in 2014

I’m that type of person, who every year creates an extensive list for my New Year’s resolutions. And like most people, by the third week in January, I’ve forgotten about them and gone on with my business. This year is no expectation – expect for one thing. I plan on keeping them. Why do I think that this year will be the year that I FINALLY fulfill my New Year’s resolution? Focus and determination. Quite frankly, I’m tired of wishing, dreaming and never doing anything to pursue my dreams. I have the same resolutions every year – they never change. You get to a point in your life when you have to make a decision – either you stop dreaming OR you buckle under, grease your elbows and get down to business. I’m at that point in my life. So before I start listing my to-do, I’m going to start with what I DON’T want to do in the next year. Here are two things NOT to do in 2014.

Procrastinating
This is one of the things I need to work on the most in 2014: procrastinating. At work, I’ve developed a well-planned agenda of project timelines and dates, but when it comes to myself, I never seem to get things done. I need to stop that. To combat my procrastination, I’ve created an editorial calendar and routine to keep my mind from wandering.

Comparing Yourself to Other Designers
This is another bad habit I have to STOP. I have a habit of going on Behance or Dribble and looking at all the fantastic pieces visual designers create. As a competitive person, this of course creates envy and doubt in my own talents – especially considering I just started my design career not that long ago. Next year, I resolve to set my own barometer for success.

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