|No end in sight, it's all about the journey|
Regardless of the reason, it feels right to stop and mull over my goals occasionally and this is as good a time as any.
So what are my goals for 2014?
1. Do my best. (stole this one from the Cub Scouts)
2. Try to enjoy each moment (this one is from a life with dogs)
3. When I fail at #1 or #2---let it go. Look to the future.
So, that's it. I'm not setting a number of words to be written every day. I know from experience that the stuff I grind out isn't close to as good as the words that burst forth, clamoring for my attention, refusing to let me forget them. But I know that isn't going to happen every day and I'm not going to set myself up for failure. There's enough to feel bad about in the world without adding to it.
This doesn't mean I'm not ambitious or competitive. Just talk to my kids after board game night.
I just recognize that my ambitions aren't fully within my control. And who wants to "lose" at something they have no control over? Not me. So I have decided to keep goals and ambitions separate.
I would like to thank everyone who has ever critiqued my work for me. Every criticism has helped me improve. Every word of encouragement has helped me persevere. Every comment has let me know I'm not alone. It has all been much appreciated.
I think I might use this goal list for every year going forward. Do you have any goals to share?