Thursday, January 1, 2015

My New Year's Goals

I've never been good at New Year's Resolutions.  They're too easy to break.  The failure of these resolutions is a collective cultural joke.  Last year I decided to give myself a goal.  It worked out well.  It came down to the last minute, but I was able to complete my reading goal.  Twenty books sounds small, but considering some of my time constraints, it feels good to have accomplished it.

This year, I'm being more ambitious.  It means that I'll have less time to waste on T.V., aimlessly spending time online, and less time lazing in bed.  But that's okay.  For 2015 I will:

Read a book a month
Write every day
Complete the first draft of my novel
Start researching and writing my next book
Get down to 200 pounds or less
Hike the Grand Canyon rim to rim

I have other goals that I'm constantly trying to work on--be a better husband, be a better father, etc, but those are more difficult to quantify.  What's your New Year's Goal?