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!