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Can you believe it? It's January 6, 2016! Time Flies whether you're having fun or not! Realizing that 2015 is history makes my head spin. Another year that came and went like a whirlwind.
January is a great time to reflect and also to regroup. I've given some thought to the things I did and did not accomplish in 2015, along with the reasons why or why not. There are some obvious reasons why I didn't accomplish all my goals (both writing & otherwise) . . . the continuing illness of a family member being one of the big reasons. But rather than focus on the reasons why I can't check off on all my goals in 2015, I want to focus on what I can do - what comes next. What can I do better in 2016?
While reading back through my December IWSG article, Exercising the Mind, Body, Soul . . . & Writing Muscle, I was suddenly struck with a simple thought - two words: Follow Through! All I need to do to get where I want to be is follow through. My goals are in place. My plan and schedule are set. I have a good support group. I have all the things I need to achieve my goals if I just follow through with my plan. Will there still be obstacles? Yes. Will life still throw curveballs? Absolutely. But for me, the bottom line remains the same . . . I need to work harder at Following Through in 2016. I need to put my plan in action, push forward, dig a little deeper, and make it happen. The decision is mine. The ball is in my court. I can either play it through or sit back and watch 2016 fly by without accomplishing my goals. Let the game begin! Put me in coach - I plan to Follow Through!
How about you? Will you follow through with your plans and goals in 2016? How will you make it happen for you?