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Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 New Year - new possibilities

Here I sit with my brand new wall and weekly  calendars, happily anticipating the future that the pages represent. The possibilities of what's to come and what I can accomplish in 2013. Which brings me to that annual tradition of making goals and resolutions. And yes there is a difference between goals and resolutions. Goals are where you want to be by the end of the year. Resolutions are HOW you plan to achieve your goals. 
2013 Animal Fair Calendar
2013 Animal Fair Calendar by deloshdesigns
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The problem with goals is that if your's are like mine: make gazillion dollars or get a big fat contract with dream client, unfortunately reaching said goal is not 100% within your control. You can not wish it to come true. Sadly other parties have a big say in whether you get that dream assignment so you make mucho bucks etc. Goals are only your north star. Something to focus on so you don't get lost.

Resolutions on the other hand, are something you have control over. Here are mine for 2013:
• Create 10 pitch-ready projects
• Pitch/Submit to 10 different places
• Send out 6 promo-postcard mailings
• Create Seasonal products for my POD stores 2 - 3 months ahead
• Series of Grimm's fairytale inspired illos
• Illustrated type -perhaps a series of sayings or famous quotes
I could go on and on but I think that's plenty to work on as well as plenty of fodder for future blog posts.


Yara Dutra said...

I agree with you: goals are like a north star that helps you to focus on. And the resolutions are a map to achieve your dreams.
Best wishes to you!

Judy Adamson said...

Inspiring post, Di, but my goal is still to discover which way I'm heading so it's difficult to plan detailed work resolutions till that's done. Beginning to have an inkling though . . .

Happy New Year and I hope this one will be even more successful for you than 2012!