Goals, on the other hand, are much more concrete: I want to lose 20 pounds by losing one pound a week. I will finish my novel by writing 1000 words a day. I'll only go to Starbucks
I've also been examining what keeps us from following through on our goals. For me, at least, it's usually one of two things: laziness or fear. I don't meet my weight loss goals because I get lazy, stop working out, quit asking for non-fat lattes, and start ordering sweet tea instead of water.
The writing goal is a little more complex. You see, I want to finish the sequel to Finding My Escape. I want to make my blog extra pretty, and write an article for it at least two or three times a week. What stops me here is fear. What if my writing isn't good enough? What if no one wants to read it? What if (gasp) someone actually tells me he/she doesn't like what I've written? What if I don't like what I've written? I could go on and on.
Well this year I've decided to face my fears (and stop being lazy). I set some concrete goals, and I plan to meet each and every one. And I'm going to write about the journey here. Eclectically of course.