New Year’s Resolutions for Mature Minds: Set Concepts, Not Lists

Originally published on Sixty+Me:

While home visiting my family over the holidays, my sister mentioned a few of the resolutions she’d set for herself this year.

They included doing more fiction writing (and, specifically, being willing to endure 100 rejections), upgrading to varifocals so that she doesn’t need to hold a book within an inch of her eye to read, and a handful of other standard-issue resolutions.

“What are your goals?” she asked.

I paused to think it over.

“Thanks for reminding me,” I answered. “I need to set my concept for this year.”

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