We've reached the end of another great year. In just two days, 2015 will be in the history books and we'll move onto the next great year...
Every year, many of us take time to reflect and decide what we want for the next year. Often this is done through setting goals. Since January 1st feels like a clean slate, we can start on achieving all of our life's goals, whether it's this:
But as I learned in a workshop I once attended, the key to success at New Year's resolutions is to make them controllable, attainable goals. Instead of lose weight, for instance, you might say, "Eat 1,200 calories a day" or "Work out for 30 minutes a day, five days a week."
For us writers, "get published" can be broken down as, "Send out one query each month" or "Write two pages a day."
You could always buy one of those fancy Passion Planner thingies and make your goals all colorful:
Or check out this similar planner that has people going crazy.
I think you have to be a bit artistic to do this sort of thing, though. I don't want to spend more time on my planner than I actually spend doing the things on it. All of the great tools in the world won't help if you don't work hard at making your goals happen.
What is your New Year's resolution?