I don’t do resolutions - they’re cliché, overdone, and rarely stick. However, I’m a believer in setting goals and periodic progress points, and making goals public is proven to increase the chance of success. I blogged a couple of months back that I was committed to sharpen my skills and increase my participation in the SQL Server community, and so far I’m doing fairly well at sticking with it.
There were a couple of items I didn’t address in my previous set of goals, so here goes:
-- Average twenty forum posts each week. I’ve skimped on forum participation recently and need to get back in the groove here.
-- Have lunch or drinks with 12 new people. By “new people”, I mean folks that I have either met this year, or people who I was already acquainted with but had not yet dined with.
-- Earn the MCITP certification in SQL Server Business Intelligence.
As an update, I’ve already booked one of the three speaking engagements on my November list – I’ll be presenting at SQL Saturday in Tampa in a couple of weeks. I’m a little late on my article for SQL Server Central, but I’m ahead of schedule for my JumpstartTV videos – I’ve already submitted four of them. I’ll continue to present progress updates.