Today is the last day of 2011 and it's been a wacky year from pop culture to the more and more designs. Tomorrow is the beginning of the end of the world, if you happen to believe that sort of thing. Either way people tend to start resolutions for the new year, that's all fine and dandy, but how many people follow through. Resolutions are kind of a joke, because it's a fantasy. You can start a goal anytime, but once you title it a "resolution" it becomes hard to follow through. Let's just keep it simple and not create a new word for it.
I did have a goal sometime before 2010 that in 2011 I will create "365 days of creativity". Originally I wanted to post it on my blog and then I realized I preferred to keep my personal project personal and only share what I felt like. It was something I want to accomplish on my own and I did enjoy sharing it, but besides it being difficult to post everyday, it was something I wanted to do for myself. I felt like there was some added pressure to share with the world what I've done and I don't know who really wanted to see it. I had fun doing pursuing it and trying to get better, which is great. Having fun achieving your goals is important. I know some goals suck, but you can try.
What was important about my goal or any other goal I have in particular is writing my goal down. Writing down your goals and having it visible is crucial in reminding you to achieve it. About a month ago I picked up a dry erase board to write down my goals, I'm not saying you should get one, but having it on a post it on your fridge or some where visible is important. Chances of you achieving after your goal when you see it everyday will be a lot higher than when you don't.
I hope your new goals in the future go very well for you. Whether you're trying to improve as a designer, businessman, becoming a road scholar, losing weight, whatever it may be, just focus and get on trucking.