They say that the best way to build credibility is to make predictions in public, stand by them, and wait for them to come true.
Of course, that’s contingent upon one’s ability to ~~predict the future.
The next best way is to say you’re going to do something, and then do it.
It’s like predicting the future, but you get near-complete control over that future.
Instead of, say, trying to predict the stock market.
So it would make sense that I could list a bunch of New Year’s resolutions here, and then track my progress as I achieve them.
Truth be told, I am too chickenshit to throw my specific goals out for public consumption–or accountability.
Vaguely, my goals involve:
- Using writing to develop a secondary source of income
- Taking steps to further bolster my health and beauty
I’m sure I’ll chronicle some of my endeavors here.
Last year ended up being “year of macro,” in which I made some major changes in my life.
This year is “year of micro,” and I’m intending to focus a lot more on my individual actions. How the little actions accumulate over time.
That is the non-stressful way to get to goals. Don’t focus a lot on the decision, but focus more on the doing of it.
And, the volume of “doings” is convenient in letting one document extensively along the way.
Which feeds in to the credibility cycle.