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G is for Goals #AtoZChallenge

Yesterday I spent the morning at a seminar called "The One Thing." As instructional and inspirational seminars go, it did what it set out to do. For the most part. I mean, I learned a few things and was inspired at least enough to reinstate my focus on what's important. I didn't sign up to take advanced seminars or to set up for a mastermind program. That's fine for other folks, that's not what I need right now. (Or maybe it is and I'm not ready to Think Big--see below). 

What I did need was a few tips on how to look at my goals. Here are a few ideas pulled from my chicken scratch of notes:


  • GSTTN: Goal Setting to the Now
    • How many books do you want to write in your life time?
    • How many will you have to write each year to make that goal?
    • What do you have to get done every month to get there?
    • What do you have to do THIS month to get started. 
It's all about looking out into the future and going backward. 

  • Big Thinking = Big Outcome, but it takes the same amount of time and effort as smaller thinking that leads to smaller outcomes. Moral: Think Big!
  • Productivity stoppers:
    • Not saying NO when you should.
    • Scared of the messiness that comes from changing things up!
    • Sabotaging your health. Can't do much of anything if you are making yourself sick! Do what you can to take care of yourself. 
    • You're in a situation that has nothing to do with your goals
Well, I'm heading out of town this weekend, so I needed to sneak in this blog post before I left. These are about getting it on the "page" and building a habit. Next week, I'll give my time to my current essay project FIRST and then write this blog. 

That's next week's Goal.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Happy Writing!

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