The 2021 Daily Writing Challenge – January 4


Developing personal integrity and becoming an individual who others hold in high regard begins with keeping the promises you make to yourself. My primary focus for the new year’s first weekend was to complete my 2021 goals and set my trajectory for the next 12 weeks. The feat is accomplished, and I hold a diminutive and detailed list comprising six succinct goals.

Some will wonder why six and not five or ten. The answer is that I ascribe to the KISS principle, otherwise known as Keep It Simple Stupid. I listed, organized, and ranked my hopes and dreams, then prioritized and distilled them into those few sentences. Too many objectives can leave you scattered and feeling overwhelmed, while too few don’t use your time effectively, and you don’t progress with alacrity towards a better life. Under each line is a set of action steps. They are my mile markers, my how-to’s for reaching the desired end.

Despite working, analyzing, and reworking my list, I still wrote 366 words yesterday. I like the idea of beginning with an unexpected word count in the kitty.

Did you write yesterday?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer