As 2016 approaches, I want to commit to three (3) New Year's Resolutions. This will be the first time that I'm taking this activity seriously :-).
Skeptics would say that most people's New Year's Resolutions don't last, that people don't stick to them long enough to see positive change. That's because people commit to unrealistic resolutions, like, run a marathon (26.2 miles) instead of 10k first (6 miles); or, read one (1) book per month when they've only read one book in the past year.
A New Year's Resolution is a goal and, therefore, should contain characteristics of effective goals, also called SMART goals:
An example would be: By December 1, 2016, I will be able to self-publish on amazon.com a book about Immigrant Success and market the book on Stumble Upon, Facebook, and Twitter.
As you can see, my example is very specific as to where I will publish the book: amazon.com, the topic of the book: Immigrant Success, and the social media I will use: Stumble Upon, Facebook, and Twitter to market my book. It is measurable in that there is just ONE specific book that I will publish. My goal is attainable, because there is plenty of time to write it (11 months). My goal realistic because self-publishing is easier to do these days. And, lastly, the deadline of December 1 makes my goal time-bound.
So here are my New Year's Resolutions for the year 2016:
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