It’s nearly the end of the year. In just over a day, we will bid farewell to 2009 and welcome 2010. While nothing technically changes when one year ends and a new one begins, it is a time when many people set new goals and look for a new beginning.
As a writer, I typically end up with a long list of resolutions and goals. In 2009, I did follow through with most of my resolutions. Score one for me. How did I do it? I set realistic goals that represented things that I truly wanted to accomplish. These things weren’t whims — they were honest to goodness things that would benefit me if completed.
So, when you are making your resolutions (or goals, or whatever you want to call them) for 2010, keep an eye on reality. Sure, it might be nice to double your income. But is that something that you realistically can accomplish? Or is it better to resolve to take on xx more long term assignments?
The best part of realistic resolutions? You feel awesome when you realize that you did just what you said you would.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.