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."
If you haven't had a chance to read our WINTER WONDERLAND promotion you can do so here! Happy Holidays!