My project for 2013 was to become a better writer, and I failed.
This was not a minor failure, where I did all the work but missed the goal. This was a major flop. I only made it 25% of the way before surrendering. Someday I’ll write up a full postmortem on it (HA!), but the big lesson was that I chose a poor metric for measuring my progress, and I wanted the results of the project but dreaded the process.