It’s always fun to try to start the New Year with some resolutions, but we all know most of them are broken very soon after they are made. Can we do better? The Code says “I will develop my skills to the best of my ability…” This year we would like to make some suggestions. First, decide honestly what you would like to work on – and it doesn’t have to be skill development; it can be the way you act, or one aspect of the kind of character you’re developing. Secondly, decide how much time you can easily spend on it each day; you want to choose a small amount so you can always be successful! Thirdly, decide how many days you are going to do this; why not try for only one week, or two – you can always re-up! When you’re ready, tell your plans to a special friend so that they will know and so they can encourage you – and also, because it will help you stay on track. It’s important that you pick a goal and then steps along the way that will be easy to achieve. Most people give up on their good intentions because they set their goals too high, and so when they are discouraged; it’s easy to quit. The longer you can stick with your plan, the more likely it is that you will be successful. What is something you’d like to work on?