Like some of the other Winkettes this year my only resolution has nothing to do with goals. Nope, not a one. Ready for this? Here it is;
I will do the best I can.
That's it. End of New Year's resolution. I already feel better. No guilt. Here I am completing Tuesday's to do list on Thursday night and that's okay. It was the best I could manage this week.
That's not to say that I don't have goals, I do. They're the usual, start new contemporary manuscript, lose weight, finish the paranormal, exercise more, be a better Winkette, eat more healthily etc.
What's more, thanks to Bob Mayer's fantastic workshop at conference last year I have a better idea of how to set up my goals in a practical way for working day to day. If you ever get the chance to go to one of Bob's workshops GO! Even if you have to give up chocolate for a year to save up for it. (Yep, that good.) (And yes, I do eat that much chocolate.)
Now, I don't know about the rest of you out there, but I get away with all sorts of stuff because I'm "creative". Lateness, procrastinating, vagueness and generally being a bit dippy. I know I'm not the only one. A certain fashion designer I know is late for everything and makes me look like a model of having it togetherness. However I come from a creative family, we have a couple of photographers, an actor, an artist and numerous artisans and musicians. Not many of us actually manage to make our livings from our chosen areas. In my family being creative is no excuse for anything.
So, if I'm to do the best I can, I have to stop using my creative left brainedness as an excuse for not getting stuff done.
I'll do the best I can.