New Year resolutions are not complete, until we really find out what is working(and not working) with them. We need to focus on things which are bringing us more results or better outcomes in life and for this Tim Sanders suggests to keep these three lists(also maintained by Jerry Yang at Yahoo).
1 – The Stop Doing List. What habits, tendencies or activities are counter-productive? Create a plan with a deadline, and knock these off first.
2 – The Keep Doing List. What are our greatest hits from 2010? What’s working, and shouldn’t be forgotten? This is important, because unless you recognize the effective, you might replace it with the novel.
3 – The Start Doing List. These are activities, habits or projects that could add value over the coming year. Consider this list the end of procrastination or the tool that will help you close the good intentions-accomplishments gap.
For me: Stop/Wasting time on maintaining/updating my highly optimized workstation for more speed. Keep/Reading in Google Reader & Blogging. Start/Reading more books than ever, writing a schedule. This is how I can increase my personal effectiveness over the year.