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For 2017, I …

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 2, 2017

It’s a new year! Time for resolutions, right? For 2017, I want to:

1) Write all the stories!

2) Make all the games!

3) Be the best husband and father in the world!

4) Rock the day job so we’ve got money coming out of our ears!

5) Read all the books on my backlog, including all the new ones I’ll get this year!

6) Get my weight back down to what it was in college!

7) Finally master Carry On Wayward Son on the guitar!

8) Play through all the games in my Steam and GOG accounts!

9) Become a Time Lord!

I figure I should probably start with #9, as that would make the other eight a bit more achievable.

Barring that, I do have three problems: Lacking infinite time, infinite energy, and infinite willpower. So I guess I’m going to have to pick my battles a little more carefully. I’m coming off of a nice, relaxing vacation right now, where I actually found time to play games, finish my novel (the one I was working on for NaNoWriMo!), spend time with my family, get some reading done, see a couple of movies, work on Frayed Knights 2, and even go to the gym. So I’m feeling like I can do it all. That will last until… oh, later this week, when I hit crunch again on the day job (hopefully not as intense as October / November).

But in all seriousness, there are some steps I can take to improve myself on all of these. Even with #9, I’ve found some ways to be more efficient with my time in some areas, and I need to reinforce those habits. (Getting the hell off of social media except in very specific, limited time slots is one very powerful trick!)  So I’m breaking all these down into smaller goals that I can revisit regularly, and a plan to get there. That’s how it’s supposed to be done, right?

I spent some time working on that, and while those aren’t things I’ll share publicly, they are some nice, concrete, achievable objectives that won’t always take the full year to achieve. In fact, I was able to check one off the list already. That’s a nice way to start the year!

Anyway, I’m hoping 2017 will prove a really awesome year, and there are some things already in the works that are giving it a good shove in the right direction.

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  • GBGames said,

    I’m in the middle of planning 2017 myself.

    In 2015, I earned $0 from my business for the first time in years. In 2016 I earned infinitely more (yeah, math!)…but it was still much, much less than I expected.

    So in 2017, I’ll be focusing on increasing my capability to earn income from the business. My hope is to build on what I managed to accomplish in 2016, so I’m also looking forward to an awesome year.

    Good luck with your 2017!