It’s a new year, so what else would I write about but New Year’s resolutions?
I know, I know – New Year’s resolutions sound soooo boring, but I have found that making them, and checking them monthly and keeping them in mind is very important to moving forward in life and in work.
Putting together a written list—and I do think these should be written down in order to cement them in our minds—takes time and it should take thoughtfulness. What do we want to achieve this year, health wise, relationship wise, business wise and in our efforts to give back to the universe?
A few of my clients this week presented me with their lists of what they wanted to achieve in their book publishing careers this year, and I am so happy to have these. It will help me to focus my efforts in helping them. In fact, I plan to encourage as many of the authors I work with as possible to do the same thing in the coming weeks (a goal should be to have all New Year’s resolutions completed by no later than the middle of January, I think).
And of course, I have done my own set of resolutions in all of the above areas. I plan to review them very regularly and refine them when necessary (resolutions should be as specific as possible, I find). Then at the end of the year, I will do an overall evaluation of how I’ve done in each area, and that will enable me to put together next year’s resolutions that much more easily.
So, what do you think of this whole idea of setting New Year’s Resolutions? Do you plan to do them for yourself? I am eager to know your thoughts on the subject.