|political ad at Delphi, Greece|
With all due respect to my fellow blogger, Mary Ann, I'd rather call them Goals. Resolutions sound so...resolute! So final, so etched in stone. Never mind that lots of them become unetched somehow.
|Beckham's 70 yd. goal 2008|
A goal, to me, is more like something to shoot for. I'll aim to keep these, but I'll keep in mind that I may miss. There are goal tenders and powerful lines of defense to keep me from making my goals, but I'll go down kicking!
I have a much more detailed list than this, but this is the nutshell version:
Publish at least 2 books and 6 short stories.
Write 2 hours a day M-F, or 5 days a week.
There will be lots of baby steps and trial shots before I get close to any of the ones on the first lines. Like writing and submitting.
(Why am I doing sports metaphors today? Not usually my thing. Maybe because I hear football in the next room and it's oozing into my brain, through my fingers, and onto the computer screen.)
It would be good to recognize my opposition defense and goalies. Yours may differ, but mine are (1) procrastination--just not writing, even when I have the time (playing spider, I'll admit it); (2) obligations--like hubby's knee surgery tomorrow, eating, bathing, sleeping, etc. (3) interference by the internet--how do I resist that?
Now I have to plan my offense. The second line of my goals, I hope, will help.