Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

At the start of a New Year, a lot of thought is given to resolutions. We make plans and goals for the coming year. Goal-setting is essential for writers. I've blogged about this before.
Unfortunately, new years resolutions never work for me. I find it difficult to set goals for the entire year. How am I supposed to know where I'll be at or what I'll need in July or November? Plus, sometime in the third week of January, I forget every resolution I've made.
A goal forgotten is a goal not met.
That does not mean I should forget about setting goals for the new year.
I believe the best goals are ones that assess and meet daily and weekly needs. I don't know where I'll be and what I need to accomplish by the end of the year. But I do know what I need to today. I can set a goal for this week.
My resolution isn't to set a big goal, but small daily goals. Every day, I'll decide where I'm at and what I need to accomplish. We'll see how far I get.
What are your resolutions this year?
Happy New Year!

3 comments:

  1. Setting small, daily goals totally works. Good luck with it!

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  2. I agree with you!! Last year was the first time I ever set New Year's Resolutions, ever. And blogged about them. Then I didn't reach one (at least) because my circumstances and priorities changed. I was happy with the things I accomplished in 2011 and learned to not be afraid to reevaluate goals as needed. Good luck on yours!

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  3. I agree with you!! Last year was the first time I ever set New Year's Resolutions, ever. And blogged about them. Then I didn't reach one (at least) because my circumstances and priorities changed. I was happy with the things I accomplished in 2011 and learned to not be afraid to reevaluate goals as needed. Good luck on yours!

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