by Marsha Ward
I'm not usually a goal-setter with serious intent. But sometime before
last year, I came across someone's plan that I decided to adapt for
myself in 2013. Hers included many, many categories: Life, Health, Family, Work,
etc. I decided to focus principally on my writing and associated
activities. I came up with three categories within that broad realm:
THINGS I WANT TO ACCOMPLISH IN (year), EVENTS I WILL ATTEND AND/OR
PRESENT AT, and THINGS I COMMITTED TO DO.
Actually setting down these goals for 2013 in a viewable form
enabled me to do far more than I had expected as I reviewed the goals
and worked toward them, so I have continued my progress by making a list
first bunch of goals for the coming year have mostly to do with the act
of writing or furthering my writing business, and list the works I will
write or finish, the books and ebooks I will re-publish, and other such
things as possibly working on audio books.
The second grouping
lists the conferences I will attend, and although I'm cutting back
drastically in 2014, gives some alternatives in case finances loosen up.
third batch lists my commitments: things I must write, my newsletter,
blog schedule, and something else I must do for an organization.
during the next year I will get the process of carrying out my goals
down pat, and can include other areas of my life in my goals for 2015.
What process do you use to set and carry out long-term goals?