I have discovered everyone has goals/resolutions about something:
I am going to write a story.
I am going…
Everyone has their own list of goals/resolutions (G/Rs); the only problem the lists are in their heads. So they only think about them occasionally. To keep G/Rs a reality and obtainable here are some suggestions.
Saying you are going to write a chapter a week is too broad. Better to have G/Rs with a certain number of pages per week because chapter pages can vary.
I want to write 20 pages per week and plan to write Monday through Friday. My weekend is devoted to my family and friends. I will need to write 4 pages per day or more. This does not include doing research, promoting, or being on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and emails, loops, etc. But I must write 4 pages per day to get my writing done. That is a solid G/Rs. I know I may not get to write every day. This is the reason for a weekly goal instead of a daily one, which could drive me crazy because some days writing is just not possible – life gets in the way.
FAST GOALS: I have started doing fast goals. I look two to three days, sometimes weeks ahead, and see what I must get done. Then I prioritize them and tackle them accordingly to their due dates.
Example. If my blog must be done by the 8th of the month, I take the information I gathered on my topic and write my blog on the 5th or 6th. I like it to sit for a couple of days, then I will reread it, check content, spelling, etc., and then sent it out on its due date.
Setting G/Rs can change your life. It is not as hard as you think. We need a map or a good GPS to get us from Kansas to California in a reasonable length of time. Otherwise, we would meander from state to state. It would be a great trip with wonderful scenery but we might never reach our destination. The same applies to our G/Rs. We have to have a plan on how to get to where we want to be. Start with small G/Rs and work toward more complicated ones. Writing them down and referring to them often – daily at the beginning will speed you on your way to your Success.