But goals are nothing without the motivation to achieve them. I believe that motivation comes from what you wish for. What you dream about. What you want so badly you'd do anything for it.
So, instead of talking about New Year's Resolutions, I'm asking you to make a wish instead. I think the reason we fail at resolutions is because we don't really care enough to make them work. But if we wish for something, wish for it with all our hearts, then we do what it takes to make it happen.
What is your wish in 2012? Do you wish to see yourself on the NYT Bestseller List? To get an agent? To finish a book? To start one?
Take a minute and think about what you really wish for this year. Write it down and keep it where you'll see it often. Believe that you can have your wish.
Then set some goals that will bring you closer to your wish. Hopefully, with your dearest wish in mind, the goals will be easier to keep.
My wish for 2012? I wish to get two books published this year. I know one of them will be, but I'd like to get the second book out there this year too.
That's my wish. What's yours?
I hope 2012 is the year when your wishes come true!