With January’s end creeping closer, it’s time to take stock of all those New Year’s Resolutions and goals we set three or so weeks ago.
After all, we want to make sure we’re failing at them, right?
So let’s dive into it.
Welcome to The Journey to Magnificence! This is week forty-nine: January 13-19, 2019.
Well, the day this post is published (January 21, 2019) is the first day of Work Your Way 2019. You should still be able to sign up for it or, if you’re coming to this later, sign up for the wait list for the next event and launch.
This event is the second iteration of the Work-At-Home School, which is what got me back into this blog and has pushed me so far forward it’s insane. I highly, highly recommend you attend!
Despite not getting as far into the Transcription course as I’d like, it turns out that there isn’t a time limit like I thought and I have all the time I need to finish level one.
As of this writing, I still need 4,267 words to meet 75,000 for my novel, but that’s not going to be difficult to meet. I had thoughts, actually, of increasing the goal up to 100,000 (twice the word count from November alone!) but with all my other goals this year that’s just putting more work on myself that I don’t need before outlining the full plot.
I’ve been working from a general idea and have a lot of interesting scenes that I need to figure out how to fit into an overarching plotline…
As for progress on my other goals for the year—I’ve now gone to both of the rock climbing gyms in my area and decided I like the one that’s farther away.
I’m pleasantly surprised by how well things are going at the moment. I’m going to enjoy them and decide to ignore all the anxious feelings that arise whenever I try something new.
Because that happens to all of us—the “something new” is also a chance for new failure.
But, as Ginni Rometty says, “Growth and comfort do not coexist.” I wrote about this in my guest post for Refactor Daily, which should be publishing this week.
There are plenty of daily opportunities to step outside our comfort zones and try new things.
What new thing do you want to try but haven’t yet, because you’re afraid of failure?
Welcome to The Journey to Magnificence! This is week forty-eight: January 6-12, 2019.
This week went swimmingly for pretty much everything…except for my word-count goal. It was a classic case of biting off more than I could chew and prioritizing other things that probably shouldn’t have been prioritized over book writing.
Live and learn! Tomorrow is a new day.
This special guest post is written by Ron Parnaso of Refactor Daily. Thank you, Ron! Please make sure to check out his bio at the bottom.
Each New Year’s we look forward with hope and focus on making the following year better than the last. Although this decision can be done at any time, starting on the first day of the year lends your resolution community support and gravitas. That said, only 9.2% of New Year’s resolutions are successful! The solution to making 2019 your best year yet might not lie with A New Year’s Resolution, but instead with a Year-End Review.
New Year’s resolutions often sound similar to these sorts of goals:
While there is nothing wrong with any of these resolutions, they lack congruence with existing thoughts and actions. Achieving a new goal without creating new habits simply isn’t possible—you can’t expect new results if you’re repeating the same old behaviors. Luckily, a Year-End Review does not require building new habits or systems. Instead, it builds upon what you are already doing—and allows you to see which actions you should do less often!
Welcome to The Journey to Magnificence! This is week forty-seven: December 30, 2018 – January 5, 2019.
It’s here! The start of 2019, the last year of this decade. I like years that end in -9 because they offer us a last chance to fit the accomplishment of some goals into the current decade. Come 2020, it’ll be a whole new ballgame 😉