25 Resolutions For 2018 : New Year, New Commitment To Integrity And Self-Development

Ksenija Pavlovic resolutions
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For 2018, I have made an agreement that basically only asks me to trust and agree with myself. That has been the hardest lesson to learn so here are my 25 resolutions:

  1. Only allow people who are supportive of you into your space. People who build you up. Friends who want you to succeed, and who are rooting for you. Find your own cheerleading team.
  2. Stand up. Stand up for yourself, stand up for issues, stand up for your right to be heard.
  3. Cut off anyone you see fit. This is actually a tricky one, but it is vital and necessary for your progress. The moment you see red flags, act on them. Like Maya Angelou said: “When people show you who they are, believe them”.
  4. Uphold transparency. Why? If you’re someone who has nothing to hide, hide nothing.
  5. Love yourself. Honor yourself. Know your worth and know that every single person who comes at you in an attempt to shut down your projects, dreams, and mission in life, cannot be permitted into your world. Find alliance.
  6. Stand strong in your virtue. Your belief in good will be tested far more often than you think.
  7. Stay tough and uphold your beliefs. Do not let anyone invalidate your boundaries.
  8. Be fearless. In other words, do the right thing at times when no one else is doing it.
  9. Don’t bend. Remember this, as you will be tempted to cave in.
  10. Dance to Sinatra
  11. Ice Skate in New York
  12. Throw a question at President Trump
  13. Uphold integrity. Every day.
  14. Don’t let your guard down in Washington D.C.
  15. Give a lecture at Yale
  16. Stay true to who you are. Authenticity matters.
  17. Love. Truly. Wholeheartedly.
  18. Donate to causes and mentor students to get into the Ivy League
  19. Go to Sedona
  20. Lounge by the pool without checking for updates from POTUS
  21. Make the world just a little better each day
  22. Write a love poem
  23. Write a book
  24. Believe
  25. Stand up or shut up





About the author

Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent.

Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department at Yale University, Lead Instructor in International Affairs and Security and Politics Law and Economics programs at Yale Global Scholars, Head Writing Fellow at the Yale Graduate Writing Center, Fellow of the “Research and Travel Award in Grand Strategy” from International Security Studies (ISS) at Yale University, Fellow of the Roger Hertog Global Strategy Initiative in Religious Violence at Columbia University, a Doctoral candidate in Political Conflict and Peace Building Processes at Complutense University in Madrid, Fellow of the OSI Global Supplementary Grant Program, and a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the Juan March Institute. She holds an M.Sc. in European Politics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in American Politics, and a B.A. in Journalism and Communication from the University of Belgrade. She speaks English, Serbian, Croatian, and Spanish.

Pavlovic has interviewed exclusively pivotal figures including Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, Karlie Kloss, filmmaker and founder of the Webby awards Tiffany Shlain, film director Lars von Trier, actors Adam Brody, Monica Bellucci, fashion designers Adolfo Dominguez, Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karan, publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes; the world No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic; novelist Martin Amis, as well as big names in the governmental arena such as the former President of Serbia Boris Tadic, the leading members of the first democratic Serbian government and Milorad Dodik, President of the Serbian entity of BIH. Moreover, Ms. Pavlovic has exclusively covered the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, London Film Festival, Madrid Fashion Week, The Madrid Open, and a range of other international benefit and political events.


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