I Don't Make Resolutions
I dislike New Year's Resolutions. They are often pretty self-centered (I will..., or I want to) and frequently unrealistic.
I prefer to make 'goals.' Goals are concrete, measurable and attainable. For example a resolution could be, "I'm going to lose weight." It is vague, focused on self, and not easily attainable. Many people who make this resolution get discouraged early on and give up A goal, however, could be, "This year my focus will be on healthy living." Then a list of changes could be drawn up and the individual could have a measurable goal. Perhaps another goal might be to run a 5k by the end of the year. Goals usually focus on the positive.
I cannot make a resolution to get a new book published this year, because much of that process is out of my control. I can make a goal to finish another book and send it out to several publishers. I could attend a writing course, increase my marketing knowledge, or make an ideas list to start on the next manuscript so I won't get discouraged if the current one gets turned down.
So the task for today is to review what things you accomplished last year and decide what you would like to accomplish this year. Makes some goals and jump in! God bless and Happy New Year!!
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