I'm not one for New Years resolutions but I'm all for goal setting. Here is an interesting study from Harvard Business School... (from lifemastery.com)
- Only three percent of the graduates had written goals and plans; 13 percent had goals, but they were not in writing; and a whopping 84 percent had no specific goals at all.
Ten years later, the members of the class were interviewed again, and the findings, while somewhat predictable, were nonetheless astonishing. The 13 percent of the class who had goals were earning, on average, twice as much as the 84 percent who had no goals at all. And what about the three percent who had clear, written goals? They were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together. -
So here are my goals for the coming year:
Complete and publish the novella: Going For It
Complete: Real Men Don't Drink Appletinis for the Martini Madness anthology I've been invited to be a part of
Complete: 470 Bodies ( a short story in the Horror genre - I know so out of my ballpark - but it must be written )
Complete and publish the novella: Eight Ball Lover
So there it is: Ready, Get Set, Go!
"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."
Edith Lovejoy Pierce