Theologian Jonathan Edwards made five resolutions in his youth and lived by then faithfully.
1. Live with all my might while I do live. (He died at 55.)
2. Never lose one moment of time, but improve it in the most profitable way possible.
3. Never do anything I should despise or think meanly of in another.
4. Never do anything out of revenge.
5. Never do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life.