I had goals I’d intended to achieve in 2015, and I did in fact accomplish a couple of them. For the most part, however, my good intentions were not enough. Among other things, I failed to lose weight, clean out the basement, or get my house painted. I also failed to resume writing regularly.
While I feel kind of bad about those failures, I make no excuses for them. And I don’t feel like a failure for not accomplishing those things. Life has dragged me down a new path, and I am trying to enjoy the journey. I’m taking lessons in oil painting, do volunteer work for a national charity helping cancer patients, and spend as much time as possible with my family. I’ve made a “bucket list” of things I want to do before I die, and started doing them. Finishing my novels is on that list, and maybe this will be the year I do that. Maybe this will be the year I resume writing regularly on this blog.
I don’t know how this year will turn out, but I know that all my good intentions will get me nowhere unless I put in the effort to accomplish my goals. I need motivation to write, and at the moment it is missing.
How do you motivate yourself to write regularly? What goals have you set for yourself for 2016? What’s on your “bucket list” right now?