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New Year’s Resolutions – Using the KISS Technique.

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of year again when resolutions get made, but personally, I’ve never been any good at keeping them.  Like everyone else, I start off with good intentions, but I’m usually lucky if they live to see past the end of March.  Either I’m just completely hopeless at keeping them, or I’m choosing the wrong resolutions at the wrong time.  This is why I usually ignore them and just review my year’s progress every birthday instead.

As some of you would already know, 2011 was such a lousy year on the personal front, that I believe 2012 will make up for it.  This year, I’ve come up with some simple resolutions I believe should be applied every year.

  • Keep a positive attitude.
  • Healthy body, healthy mind (believe me, I could do with losing a few kilos, and the exercise will do my brain good).
  • Just do it! (I have a tendency to spend too much time thinking about my writing and writing projects, instead of just getting on with it).
  • Ignore the progress of others, unless I need some inspiration.
  • Attend some writing classes and conferences, as well as read books on writing to help keep the fire going.
  • Send work out to publications/publishers – you don’t know how things will work out unless you try.

As you can see, when it comes to resolutions, I’m a strong believer in the KISS technique.  By keeping them simple, if you stray off the path a bit, it’s so much easier to get back on it again.

Have you made any new year resolutions?  Are you aiming high this year or are you planning to keep it simple?

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