This quote — in big, bold type — is front and center on the magnet board above my desk. I purposely placed it there to jar me out of procrastination, but it’s now been around so long I’ve taken to ignoring it.
Until Saturday when I sat down to write out my goals for 2011. I looked up, hoping to avoid my computer screen, and there it was:
To begin, begin.
So I decided to begin by reviewing my list of goals from 2010. There were a few I achieved and a few where I made some decent progress. But there were also several that I didn’t even start.
Problem is, I still care about those goals and want to make those changes in my life. Should I just roll them over to 2011? And if so, how will this year be any different?
When I created this blog, I chose three words to include on the masthead that pretty much sum up what editing means to me — revise, improve and simplify. Now I realize those words are a fitting place to start my 2011 goals. Even better, each of my skipped 2010 goals fits handily into one of those areas.
So that’s where I’m going to begin:
Here’s to new beginnings. (And old ones, too.)