Resolution in a Vacuum


Also, I’m trying bullet journaling for the first time
I usually quite like making resolutions at New Years. I’ve had the most success with goals that I can measure on a daily or weekly basis, rather than over all goals like “be a better person” or “save more money” or “eat less sugar”. Those are the kinds of goals I usually fall short on within a week. 

Last year, I had a bunch of half hearted resolutions that barely lasted a month. My heart just wasn’t in it from the get go and I had no sense of direction with what I was trying to accomplish: resolutions in a vacuum. 

This year, I’m going to try to start over. I have two goals and one resolution for the year. I’ve already written them down privately (so they are *real*, not just ideas) and now I’m writing them down here where other people can see them so that I will feel more motivated to accomplish them: 

Goal #1: Get representation. 

Goal #2: Get paid for my writing.

Resolution: To Complete Whole Tasks

I’ll need to work on a plan for accomplishing the first two goals. They’re both a bit tricky since there’s no clear path to make them happen, but I’m hopeful that just having the goal focused in my mind will help me to be aware of opportunities when they occur. 

The resolution is more of an updated work philosophy: an attempt to have fewer unfinished projects and half-completed tasks. For example, I was folding laundry when I was called for dinner, and even though I only had a few things left to fold, I walked away leaving the task unfinished and then had to go back and finish folding before I could go to bed. It’s that kind of thing that I need to stop doing to myself: I need to stay on task and finish a project before starting something new. 

That’s the goal, anyway. 

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on January 2, 2018.

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