Last year I decided not to make any resolutions. Considering how the year turned out, 2020 hindsight (do you like how I did that 😉 ) says I made the right decision. It wasn’t a year that was easy to be resolute in. I did make some goals last year, though, and I didn’t do too badly in meeting them.
Heading into 2021 it’s pretty obvious this is going to be another year of uncertainty, so I’m keeping that in mind when I set my goals. And yes, like any good goal, I set SMART goals:
I won’t bore you with all the SMART details, but here’s a bit of an overview of my goals. Life notwithstanding, in 2021 I aim to:
- Continue querying until I have an offer or 100 rejections (hopefully the former, but if not, 100 is my line in sand for parking in the drawer), while I finish writing my new manuscript
- Improve my fitness
- Clean out “stuff” (old/unused/junk) in the house and get rid of it (sell, donate, recycle…)
- Finish landscaping the side garden
- Step-down from my official volunteer positions and achieve better work/life balance
I think that’s a realistic set of goals and I hope I can achieve all this and more, but I need to allow for those sneaky curve-balls we’ve learnt to expect from 2020 which I am sure are going to follow us into 2021.
What are your goals for the year (or do you set resolutions)?