Adams’ Resolutions

Posted by – January 7, 2014

While sorting my priorities for the New Year, I’ve browsed the InterWebs for ideas and found lists of resolutions – some that are profound and others that are less so. To me, the greatest list of resolutions of all time was written by John Adams as he travelled to the Continental Congress in February of 1776, listing the tasks for establishing a new nation as casually as I would list “Lose ten pounds”. Coincidentally, Scott Adams, the creator of the cartoon Dilbert, provides what I found to be a useful perspective on New Year’s Resolutions, arguing that one should use knowledge rather than willpower to achieve your annual goals and get some happiness.

Happy New Year, and the best of luck with your list for 2014!