Have you had enough of the top 10 posts and predictions for 2012 that have been sent to your inbox and shares over your social media accounts?
While many people are caught up with creating a list of New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year, I spend some time on New Year’s Eve to think about what goals I want to accomplish in 2012. While most of my goals are goals are abundantly clear, the truth is that others are still a bit of a work in progress.
I know that thinking about goals is only the first step to successfully seeing them through. For goals to be real and for people to be held accountable for them, they need to be real. If you think about it, a thought does not exist until it is recorded, either on paper or voice recording. A goal is no different.
To ensure that my goals are real and I can be held accountable for them, I have decided to post them on my blog. Why write goals only to keep them to yourself? If you are not willing to share your goals, how do you expect you be held accountable? It is too easy to give up on your goals when you are the only one to hold yourself accountable.
Here are my some professional goals for the coming year:
- Actually get around to joining the PWAC and other writing associations as a means to network and expand my presence in the writing community
- Blog consistently. At a minimum, I want to post at least one per week
- Write 2 eBooks. I have the concepts and outlines developed. Now it is time to get down and dirty and create the content
- Build new partnerships with similar businesses and like minded professionals
- Learn a new writing style and incorporate it into my service offerings
- Be a contributor. Take more time and become a more active member in the online writing community
What are your goals for the coming year? And, if at the end of the year, I have not followed through on the goals I listed, please hold me accountable and give me hell.