I like the sound of goals verse resolutions. Resolutions imply that I'm bad and need to change while goals say that I can achieve something. I like a positive spin because then I'm more likely to accomplish what I'm going after. This year my goals are:
1. To set achievable goals. In the past I've set mine so high that I couldn't reach them. I want some high enough I have to work hard for them but some low enough to feel good about myself by reaching them, at least part of the time.
2. I will finish 2 new books this year. One fiction and one nonfiction.
3. I will see "Nick's New Heart" on the shelf at the Library of Congress
4. I will lose weight not because I want to be a model but because I want to wear the cloths I already own, and most importantly because I want to live a long time.
5. I will give the gift of life this year. More on that later.
6. I will send out 3 book proposals - at least one to an e-publisher-I must think into the future. I want to be on the front end of the curve, not the back for once in my life.
7. I will win at least one contest.
8. I will help at least one new author to improve their own writing and encourage them.
9. I will read a least 3 books out of my genre.
10. I will speak kinder to my 4 early 20's children--still living with me.
11. I will have at least 1 new book contact.
See what I mean by over setting my goals. But without goals we go nowhere, nor do we see where we've been.
Happy New Year All,