IWSG: 2013 Halftime Report
It's hard to believe it, but we're about halfway through 2013 already. Like many of you, I set a lot of goals for myself at the start of the new year, both personal and professional. And I'm happy to report that I've knocked a few of those ambitions out of the park. One such goal was to be accepted to a major writing workshop, and as this entry goes up, I'm in the middle of my adventure at Odyssey.
But I'll still have a lot of work to do when I get back. As happy as I am to have accomplished what I have so far, the goals I haven't managed to tackle yet are glaring at me as the weeks and months tick away. We all know what that feels like. Whenever New Year's Eve comes around, talk of resolutions almost always garner a few eye rolls and sarcastic laughs from the cynical among us. It's practically expected that most New Year's Resolutions are just flights of fancy that will never be kept.
Today, I thought I'd share an infographic that was passed along to me from Allison at OnlineEducation.net. It highlights some of the points I made in a post about setting goals for your writing last year, but does a better job conveying the importance of writing those goals down (with some stats to back it up).
Well, folks, it's July already. Have you kept your resolutions thus far? If so, congratulations! If not, why do you think that is? Did you write them down? Did you give it your all? And more importantly, do you still have time? I bet you do.
Don't concede defeat yet. Don't let failed goals be one of your insecurities, and don't wait for January to renew those resolutions. There's no time like the present. You can do it.