The History of New Year's Resolutions, the tradition of promising to make the new year better than the last one dates back 4000 years ago to Babylon -- they were promises made to gods, that if kept brought reward and if not - caused one to fall out of favor with the gods. Now-a-days resolutions are made - some with very serious intentions on keeping them, and some half-hearted or half-baked with little or no intention. Some are doomed to fail before they begin due to the nature of the resolution.
I have started a new Bullet Journal that I hope will help not only keep track of things, but also help keep me focused on my goals. My biggest goal is to become a full time writer. I like my day job, I love the organization I work for, but I would rather be writing. I'm still trying to work out how to stay writing when life stress gets overwhelming.
* Ideally, I want to write 12 books, my goal is 5.
* Write 365,000 words -- which sounds like a lot until you realize it's only 1,000 words a day. Some authors manage 6,000 - that's my goal, but I still have a day job and life stress, so, 1,000 it is.
* Read 26 books
20 - Whatever
* Blog Weekly
I've broken my big goals into smaller chunks, come up with a reasonable time line for my day that I think will work.I plan on doing Quarterly Reviews to see how I'm doing as well as a year-end review to see what I accomplished.
Weekly Goals, January 2-8
Write 5 times a day, 500 words a session
Blog on Wednesday and Friday
Read 30 Minutes everyday
I intend on keeping my resolutions this year.