Happy 2013! Have you written resolutions for the new year or do you eschew resolutions? I’ve chosen the latter.
In areas of self improvement I have found a focus on the process and the present is more productive for me than striving for a defined goal. I’d rather be a constant work in progress. Perseverance comes easier without the distraction of perceived failure.
However, I did agree at lunch last week to have a first draft of a novel prepared by next year’s holiday season. That would be a defined goal I suppose, but I will thread lightly there as well. I’ll write a bit each week, work on improving my writing skills and share whatever I have produced by next holiday season with my fellow writer friends.
How do you feel about New Year’s resolutions? Do you find goal setting at the beginning of the year helps you achieve throughout the year? What are your intentions for 2013?