With a new year ahead, some people find it tempting to make a list of resolutions. Lists have never worked for me. In fact, nothing overly specific and measurable usually work as New Year resolutions. We drown in those with our business lives.
I hesitate to call what I do an actual resolution at all. Maybe it’s more of a personal challenge – to better myself and my life in some way. So, I tend to make more general statements. This year is the same as last year and many years before that: Make this year better than last year. It’s that simple. It’s the only resolution I’ll ever make.
Last year, I became a better writer, better dog owner, better wife, better sister, better friend. I think I succeeded. At least, I’m happy with the results. I learned more things about how the Mac OS works, extended my knowledge on applications, and a slew of little things ranging from science and nature to business and health. I became more environmentally aware. I managed our budget better. I became less cluttered and more organized. Lots of little things that I think made a big difference.
How about you? Do you think as a writer that you tend to be more list orientated or non-specific when it comes to what you want for yourself during the year? Are there things you’d like to accomplish this year?