Stop Wanting and Start Doing
With the new year coming around the corner many of us take this time to reevaluate ourselves. We first look at the things we accomplished but we usually get stuck on what we didn't. How can we end the year saying "I did" more than "I wanted to do?" One of our favorite blogs "Goins, Writer" wrote a inspiring post on this subject which we posted along with our bog today. Jeff says we need more action in our words to reach our goals. You can read his thoughts here.
This year we suggest you use SMART goals to determine what things will be at the top of your to-do list.
If your goal is to finish a novel in a year... make sure you set smaller goals that help you achieve the overall goal. This keeps your goals specific and helps keep you on track. There are many ways to measure goals but we suggest getting a goal journal. Keeping track of your goals by a journal forces you to revisit your goals and see your progress or no progress. You can decide to track daily, weekly, or monthly. It doesn't matter how you measure your progress but it matters that you do. By measuring you are holding yourself accountable to your "wants." Achievable is probably them most important of the SMART goals. If you don't set a goal that is achievable you might as throw in the white towel January 1st. You know your limits and what you can actually accomplish. Don't get caught up in the "wants" that reality won't allow you to finish. By creating a year plan this can help you keep your goals in reach. Result-focused goals are important because it helps us grow. If we set a goal that doesn't get anything done then what is the point? Set goals that push you to become a better you. By keeping your goals "SMART" you are one step closer to saying "I DID."
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Book Reviews, Giveaways and More...
Life Is What It's Called Book Review:
"Brylee Hawkins left home five years ago when she felt her father did something unforgivable. Her new fiancè wants her to make peace with her father and fix their broken relationship before they make wedding plans. Brylee goes home to the Australian Outback to find more conflict than she could ever imagine and a tangled web of lies.
I found The Brylee Hawkins Saga: Secrets filled with drama as Brylee Hawkins returns home to find home not quite as she expected. Layers and layers of secrets and lies unfold as the story progresses. Brylee was a likeable character and it was interesting to see her outward reaction and her inward thoughts to various situations. The characters in this book are in nowise perfect and the foreshadowing not always trustworthy, which made the book seem realistic and kept me guessing. I also enjoyed the descriptions of the Australian Outback. To find out more about Secrets, click here.
The publisher, Books You Can Trust, has generously allowed me to giveaway an ebook version of Secrets.The giveaway on this blog post will run through rafflecopter until December 20, 2017 at 12 am. The giveaway is open to US residents only and 18+. The winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond."
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How Reading Improves Your Body and Mind
Are you one of those countless people who don’t make regular reading a priority? You are mostly likely missing out. This info-graphic provided by The Expert Editor might just inspire you to add another New Year resolution to your list!
If you aren't an avid reader at heart, our suggestion is to start small! Maybe set a goal to read a book every other month for 2018 and then bump it up monthly by 2019. You are mostly likely missing out. Let us help you with your goals and click the link below for a free ebook today. Happy Reading!
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