Happy New Year!
Bruce Coville wrote about resolutions versus goals on Facebook yesterday, and it really hit home.
He said he sets new year's goals, rather than making resolutions. Why? Goals provide you something to work toward. They keep you moving forward. Resolutions? Not so much. With resolutions, you either keep them or you don't. Very few people keep their resolutions, certainly not throughout the entire year. Bruce argues that by making resolutions, you are setting yourself up to fail.
Perhaps it's all semantics, but I like the idea of setting achievable goals. Writing them down and checking my progress as the year progresses. It seems like a more realistic approach to self-improvement (which is, after all, the purpose of resolutions, is it not?).
- Revise Thunderstruck to get it just right and query, query, query.
- Write up that picture book that's been rattling around in my head for the past 18 months.
- Get my articles into at least three new magazines.
What are your goals for 2012?