Here I am, wishing you all a happy new year, and the first month of that year is already more than half over. Hard to believe, isn’t it? I hope you had wonderful holidays and that your 2011 has gotten off to a great start.
This is the time of year I, along with most of the population, like to make resolutions.
You know what the number-one goal is, don’t you? Of course, you do. Say it with me:
I’d recently attended a workshop where the speaker announced how many people actually follow through on the resolutions they set for a new year. The answer:
And I’m proud to say I can’t be counted among them.
Last year, I went for the weight-loss goal, among others. In 2010, I lost almost two pounds. :-) That’s not so wonderful, is it? But it’s much better than going in the opposite direction!
Fortunately, I made more progress with my writing goals.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog on goal setting (http://bit.ly/f4F8k4). It must have been even more of a challenge than I'd planned, as many readers stopped by the blog that day but only a couple of them left comments. Either everyone was recovering from Christmas and getting ready for New Year’s Eve or else the idea I’d presented was more than people wanted to take on.
Or maybe the problem was that the post involved homework. :-)
Whether or not those people who read the blog entry have found time to do the homework, I hope they’ve taken a look at their goals. I have, and it’s been worth it. Among my aims for this year, I’ve vowed to lose weight—of course!—and to do a heck of a lot of writing.
As of yesterday, I’m down 1.3 pounds. That’s well on the way to beating last year’s goals already. But I’m taking the weight loss a week at a time.
As for the writing, I’m working on that every day.
How about you? Have you set any goals for yourself this year? If so, how are you doing with them?
All my best to you,
Barbara White Daille