Setting goals is something we talk about a lot this time of year. Technically, you can set and start working toward new goals regardless of the time of year. Most people treat the new year as a chance for a fresh start. If that’s your way, then you are more than welcome to make it so.
I am unapologetically a “new year new me” kind of person. I believe in hard resets. If a new calendar year is what it takes for you to decide to get serious and make your goals a priority, then that’s good enough for me.
There are different types of goals depending on the objectives your specific goals are trying to contribute to. The best goals will always be the ones that are as specific and action-oriented as possible. “I want to finish writing my novel before the end of the year” is a good example. “I want to meet all the requirements for a promotion at my job in the next six months.”
The writing goals I am sharing with you today might look slightly different than this. I am not setting out to write a certain number of words or books. I am not giving myself any hard deadlines other than December 31, 2020. I am limiting the number of new things I “start.” I have many unfinished projects still in the works. Maybe this is the year I check them off my to-do list for good.
Here are the things I will be working on and toward this year. As always, you are more than welcome to share your own goals, hopes, and dreams in a comment. I promise I will respond!