Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 Preview

Reading from the "7 Habits" over the past year or so, I'm learning how much of a scam New Year Resolutions are.  The following can easily happen:

#1) You miss the deadline to make resolutions, so you must wait another year.  Get ready for a crappy year.

#2) You do well in meeting your resolutions for a few weeks, and then you slip, and oh no!  Once you mess up, it's too late, and you must wait another year.  Again with the crappy year.

Rather, as "7 Habits" teaches, the best unit of time for planning is the week.  Whatever day works the best for you is the day to plan out the whole week.  Schedule appointments.  Plan activities that further your goals.

Instead of annual goals, you're supposed to set a mission statement, which encompasses your major goals in life.  Thus you don't have to wait till January 1 to get started.  You can start any day you want.

With all that said, I still like to look forward.  What do I want to accomplish this year?  I'd really like to finish getting "Justice" published.  I'd really like to get a magazine credit.  I'd like to start showing a profit, so I can show potential tax auditors that this isn't just a hobby.  I don't need an annual goal to accomplish these three tasks, but I'll just say: 2015 would be a great year if I could accomplish all three goals.

Good luck with your 2015.  Write well, and may you prosper in your art!