Is it lame to do New Year's Resolutions? Sure, you can think that. You can talk your way out of every avenue towards motivation if you want to. But I totally believe in setting intentions.
And while the definition of resolve is to firmly define a course of action, it doesn't mean you can't digress in the future about that plan. Even the end game can change as long as the goal is triumph over inaction.
Today I have set my intentions in terms of my writing. I know what I want done by March. I know what I want done by June. And I know what I want done by September. Does that mean I'll not have other ideas? What if I don't achieve my goals? Are these plans realistic?
Gotta go back to Who gives a shit? Really. I'm setting myself up to win because I am consciously looking at my life, my schedule and my desire to create and express and I'm going with it. That's all it takes. I am resolved. If I get to these goals differently than I today imagine I should get to them, that's fine. Doesn't matter. What I do know is I want to achieve and accomplish finished pieces of writing this year and therefore it will happen.
That's why I like New Years Resolutions. You get clear about what you want and the resolutions are votes of faith in yourself you can be all that you can be (no army inference intended).
If I believe this for me, I certainly believe it for you, too. One tip that might be helpful, find a buddy to check in with. Set up a way to check in on a regular schedule about one writing goal and all the little daily and/or weekly goals that are part and parcel towards getting you to that finish line. A trudging buddy is a great way to keep you accountable, have an audience who gets it, and that person is a trusted comrade in arms who is on board and wants you to gloat when you have small and big wins.
WHICH YOU WILL!
I'm excited about this year's possibilities when it comes to writing for me and for you. When it comes to everything else like politics and junk? I can't say. But as for writing, a lot is achievable, the finish line exists and if we're resolved to get to it, then we can get to it.
Writer, Writing Coach, Writer Supporter.