It isn't New Years resolution time, and I don't do those anyhow, mostly due to Roy's Rules of Order. But, I do usually give myself a goal for the next year. Either last year, or the year before, I wanted to be more assertive. I.E. don't take crap from anybody... Well... I certainly lived up to that one. Living in Fall River, I feel I may have been pushed too far. So for this upcoming year, I want to go back to an old friend. Dale Carnegie quoted Ben Franklin in his book, and this will be my 2010 motto.
“Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody” - Ben Franklin (Supposedly, I didn't do a lot of research here, but Carnegie did write about it)
It is time to back off and go on the attack far less. Word of caution though. 1. It's still 2009! 2. I reserve the right to change my mind, in whole or in part, and according to the situation at hand... so be careful!