It is my own tradition to establish resolutions at the beginning of each year. Lose 10 pounds, exercise 3 times per week, read 12 books etc. But I am less married to the specifics and more intent on the abstraction: focus on growth; shed what is holding you back and move forward.
What is holding me back?
• unwillingness to take chances
• desire for security
• wanting to avoid failure
What do I want to do in way of personal growth this year:
Specific, measurable ...
1- write a complete draft of my first novel (now begun!)
2- take my wife on a date at least once per month
3- intentionally build a relationship with another man
vague & general ...
4- write a complete draft of my first novel (now begun!)