Seven New Year's resolutions for designers in 2013

Drink less wine; eat less chocolate; stop smoking. No more ham. Exercise regularly. Call your mother every week. Listen more carefully. Respect other people. Don't make big promises unless you're sure that you will keep them. And, if you're a designer: work harder, work smarter, chose your clients carefully and charge them double.

These are all good resolutions, but if they're taken on 1 January, they're poison. We've all been there and … not done that. New Year's resolutions don't work. New Year’s resolutions are a moralist trap we jump into, and that lead to the same end: before the end of the first week we inevitably hit the ground of reality and wake up into our old weak self. New Year’s wishes are a worldly form of self-flagellation. Why do we start the New Year again and again with a boring guilt trip, when we know that it won't help anyone? What if the resolution itself is the reason why we fail? We have the funny trait that we do what we shouldn’t do with more motivation, pleasure and esprit than what we should (one of your resolutions might be to attend the best design events in 2013.

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