the New Year and I am still dreaming up resolutions.
Not off to a good start, am I? I am convinced if I could only get “caught up” with my life, I could stay on top of things. Yea, right! Can’t fool you guys, can I?
New Year’s Resolutions…
What are they good for anyway? Aside from showcasing the fact you can’t set a goal and stick to it, they also directly point out a person’s self-perceived flaws.
– Lose weight
– Exercise more
– Spend more time with family
The last couple of years I have opted against setting New Year’s Resolutions, and have instead set QYRs, or Quarter-Year Resolutions.
You see, to me, the very idea of having twelve looooong months to accomplish a goal, appeals to the procrastinator inside. We like that concept. But, come November or December (if I even remember what resolutions were set that previous January) things remain undone. Accomplishments, un-accomplished!
So, I set a list of goals I would like to reach for a given year, then work that list into four smaller, more manageable groups that build upon each other.
I’m working around a QYR list for 2008 that looks something like this.
– I will work out at least three times a week.
– I will evaluate what I did last year, what went well, what needs improvement, and set further QYRs accordingly.
– I will work towards becoming a more dedicated freelance writer, and better equip myself for success.
– I will wrap up all minor projects I have “open” from 2007 and Quarter 1.
– I will get back on the children’s book I wrote and edit, edit, edit…rewrite, rewrite, rewrite.
– I will continue to help dear old dad work on his manuscript.
– I will focus on healthy food options, and try to eat veggies a little more often.
– I will re-evaluate the first two quarters of 2008.
– I will explore publishing options for children’s book and dad’s novel.
– I will continue with the healthy lifestyle resolutions that have, hopefully by this point, become habits.
– I will continue with the evaluation and revision of goals, as needed.
– I will continue exploring those publishing options (cause ya’ll know nothing happens THAT quickly in the publishing world.)
So, what do you think?
Mind you, I have NEVER made it into the summer months with my quarter-year resolutions, but I have made it past February…and, that is saying something.
So, can you guess what my high priority resolution is this year – the resolution that goes above all others, and sits at numero uno on the list?
Come on, make a guess!
My number one resolution for 2008 is to
Make it to June with my QYRs…
Think I can do it?