Thursday, December 29, 2011

goals 2012

Being funny before the 2009 Other Half Marathon in Moab. Reminds me that I'm capable of amazing things when I put my mind and heart into something!

I'm not one for resolutions because too often they are set, failed at, then allowed to die a slow death by February. But I do love me some goals that can be set, tried, then adjusted as needed. So here are mine for 2012, writing and otherwise.

1. Always come back to the positive.

Because here is a truth, I have struggled with this off and on through 2011. The movement towards getting published has been interesting to say the least. Also, it's been filled with personal lessons and has taught me tons about the industry (absolutely!) but more importantly, about myself. And while I can't talk specifics, I will say that there have been amazingly wonderful things and also catastrophically heartbreaking things, but through it all there has also been me and this book. So here is my take away so far: It is vitally important to stay as centered and as positive within yourself as possible because outside of you is like a wind storm of variability that is completely outside of your ability to control. You can't allow any of that to effect your love, life or happiness because the reality is, pursuing something career related is never as important as you love, life or happiness. 

2. Visualize daily. (career, lifestyle, relationships)

This one is actually a no brainer for me personally because I love to do this anyway. But, I sometimes drift into daydreaming instead of concentrating on a more specific vision. So, I need to focus.

3. Write 500 everyday. 

I renew this goal all the time. It still needs work.

4. Give yourself deadlines

This is to help with #3

5. Blog at least twice a week

Honestly, this one scares me.  Such a commitment! :-)

6. Read 2 new books a month.

I LOVE this goal for obvious reasons. The challenge is simply a time issue (HA, simple right?)

7. Exercise daily.

Even if it is just going for a walk. Part of my #2 is visualizing my lifestyle (this frequently looks like a healthy strong me cavorting down a beach or ski slope happy and calm with my husband and kids.

Also, I am in great shape while cavorting. And well, visualizing is a TWO STEP process after all: Think It--Do It. 

So that's it--so far anyway. Remember I'm a "adjust as needed" kind of girl. How about it, what are your goals for 2012? If your blogging about it, please paste a link in the comments section. I'd love to come over and read yours!


  1. I really like the think it-do it process. When I was in band, the directors would have us visualize the halftime show before each game. We could move our fingers, tap our feet in time, sing the music in our head, but we could not speak. It helped get us mentally ready before we had to actually perform. It's a great way to plan your goals as well. Thanks for the post!

  2. Great goals, Becky. I've been learning a lot about #1 over the past 4 months or so, too. No matter how crazy or bleak life seems, focusing on the positives has been a personal blessing.

    Happy New Year to you!

  3. Good luck with your dreams and hopes in 2012, Becky.

  4. Goals are good. I've been doing fairly well with mine, including walking for 30 minutes a day. I'll send you some special encouragement for goal #5. ;)