So the other day my wife and I came across an old calendar from 2004. Each month featured an old movie poster, such as "The Wizard of Oz," "Metropolis," and "Breakfast at Tiffany's." We had the goal of trying to watch each movie of the month during the month it was up on our wall. I think we did the first 2 or 3, then we just ran out of gas.
On the first page, for January, was the poster for "Vertigo," which was one of the few that we did watch. I love Alfred Hitchcock, and "Vertigo" is one of my favorites of his. Anyway, right beside the poster we wrote our 2004 New Year's resolutions. Mine for that year: Finish a book.
Well, it's 2007 now, but I think I'm finally about to finish that novel. It's a different one than I had going at the time, and maybe someday I'll go back and finish that one. But the key is that I'm about to finish one.
It's not even my resolution to finish one this year. I'm confident that I'll do that. My resolution this year is to sell one, which is a much more difficult goal. And if I don't make it, at least I haven't written it down on a calendar so I can be reminded of it a couple years from now.
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