New Year's Resolutions can tempt us to take on the world only to be crushed under its weight.¬†Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge believer in goal-setting. Reaching for goals enriches my life every day. But it's also important to know when enough is enough.
This past year was one of great and exciting challenges. I published a book and started a new company with 9 other authors to promote and sell our works together. Then I became a co-ML for our region's National Novel Writing Month and helped host over 30 events in 30 days. At the same time, I wrote my own new novel of 50,000 words that month. I found my ENOUGH!
While all the goals were accomplished, I began to lose some of the things that were an important part of choosing to set them in the first place.
Many of you are business owners or artists who carry an outside job as well as create your own works. You are highly motivated people with grand goals and dreams. As you contemplate Resolutions for the upcoming year, consider the inner rewards behind them and make sure you're making way for those values as well as some outward achievements.
In your goal-setting, be kind to yourself, and if necessary create a Resolution to Chill.
-Sheri J. Kennedy, Editor