Welcome to another edition of T-SQL Tuesday, this month hosted by Jen McCown ( Blog | @MidnightDBA ) of DBAs@Midnight. For January’s topic, Jen has decided to stick with the New Year’s theme of resolutions. Now, when the topic was announced last week, I thought, “Damn, I’m posting a blog the very same day about my 2011 professional goals… what the hell am I going to write about come T-SQL Tuesday?” But I realized that goals and resolutions aren’t necessarily the same thing. We can work towards goals and resolutions, and intent exists in both instances, but a resolution is also an action. To resolve to do something is an activity. There is such weight to making a resolution that millions have given up the tradition in the light of failure.
What I’m driving at is that while I’ve written about my goals, I haven’t made any resolutions. And I’m torn about it now as I’m one of those aforementioned folk that have given up on them. I do know one resolution for which I will not allow myself to fail, and which I can share freely.
I hereby resolve to work towards becoming a more proficient SQL Server professional. I will make opportunities to acquire knowledge, develop my skills, and grow in my profession. In working towards greater proficiency, I also resolve to enrich my relationships with family, friends and the SQL Server community. These people are my support system and are most deserving of my time and attention.
If you feel inclined to make the same resolution this year, you may upload this image to your blog as a public reminder and link to my new SQL Server Resolution page for an explanation if your site visitors click on it. Or if you would like, you can simply copy and paste the HTML below to generate this linked image.
<a href="http://mattvelic.com/sql-server-resolution/"> <img src="http://18.104.22.168/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/sql_server_resolution_badge.jpg" alt="SQL Server Resolution Badge" title="sql_server_resolution_badge" width="175" height="175" class="size-full wp-image-220" /> </a>