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“People with clear written goals accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine” Brian Tracy
So, you need to take some action on this post!
- Revisit your goals from January. Have you achieved them yet? Are you 50% through? Do you need to tweak your goals? Have they changed?
- If you didn't set any goals, set some now. Check out this post on the Top 10 Writing New Years Resolutions and choose some of them for the next 6 months.
- Decide what you will achieve by December 2009 and write your goals down.
- Break those goals down into achievable mini-goals as per the diagram above. For example, if you are going to write your book before Jan 1 2010 (and that is achievable), then you need to write 1 chapter every 2 weeks until then.
- Make your goals time specific. For example, I will send my completed first draft of my book to an editor on Dec 18 2009.
- Make your goals realistic, achievable and in your control. For example, you can have a goal to write your first book, but if you have nothing right now, it is unlikely you will make No 1 on Amazon.com by December!
What are your writing goals for the next 6 months?