We set resolutions every new year, but we should set goals as writers. Very helpful tips from a fellow writer.
Ten days into the new year and I’ve already broken the resolutions I didn’t make, missing a day of exercise, eating a dessert I’d sworn off, and skipping a day at my desk. Back in the years when I made resolutions, these deviations from perfection would send me into a tailspin of failure: If I missed a day of exercise, I’d give up exercising all together; if I ate a piece of cake, I might as well eat the whole thing; if I missed a day of writing, I’d better just accept my amateur status and throw in the pen. But I really don’t make resolutions any more. Now, I set goals.
Resolutions are predicated on the false idea of perfection, which would be boring even if it were achievable. Mostly, resolutions are recipes for failure. Setting and meeting goals, on the other hand, are steps to success. So while…
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