I agree fully with Resolved: To Go Easy on the Resolutions by Lisa Belkin in today's New York Times.
Obsessing over the details and wanting to control everything can be a recipe for failure. Maybe a better way to describe it is overreaching.
Let me pick just one sentence out of Paul's piece "Don’t worry if a project doesn’t seem to be on the path to some goal you’re supposed to have. Paths can bend a lot more than you think. So let the path grow out the project."
So No New Year's Resolutions for me, well but for a soft one: some form of European trip, some time in 2007 to visit family and friends and find out how americanized I am or not!