Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Do You Set Goals For Yourself?

Do you set goals for yourself and then forget about them or do you set goals that you are always working towards, revising as needed? Are your goals vague or specific as to what you want to achieve? Is the time frame you have set for reaching your goals realistic?

Here are a couple of links about setting goals that you may find useful:

The Importance of Setting and Achieving Goals (article)

Goal Setting Guide

What are your thoughts on setting goals?


Paul and Karen said...

I have to remember to do this, it doesn't come naturally. When I set goals, the desired end comes quicker because I'm focused.

Thanks for the reminder!

Karen :)

madcapmaggie said...

Suzanne, thanks for the thought-provoking article and great links.

I need to work on my goal setting/tracking/etc -- goals are vague and in my head.

I've done fairly well with my writing goals this way, but not so well with my physical fitness goals :-(.

Definitely something to work on -- like really writing down how many times per week I want to get to the gym, and then tracking it -- in writing -- in order to keep myself accountable.

Angela Ackerman said...

Goals are so important. I think it's always important to have a focus destination in mind that goes beyond, 'I want to be published.' One large goal can seem overwelming to reach, but creating other milestones that help you move toward the big one keep you motivated. Attainable stepping stones allow you to see real progress toward an end goal and leave you feeling accomplished.

Love the sentence translator too, BTW!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Katie Hines said...

As if I'm a one to talk. I recently posted something along this line on my blog and got a host of great tips. Now, I have a specific time to write each day, and I've given myself permission to hold everything else during that time.

Stephen Tremp said...

I set goals, but lately its been write whenever I can. Been busy and wifey keeps coming up with stuff to do in the house and the yard. But I'm plugging along and making progress every day.

Stephen Tremp

Susanne Drazic said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting.

I hope you all find ways to reach the goals you've set for yourselves!

Happy writing!

Susanne Drazic said...

Today over at The Writing Mama blog there is a post called Article Wednesday: Learn to Achieve Goals You Set that I think everyone should check out!


sruble said...

I'm working on my goals right now, and the quote that's been going through my head lately is from Yoda (probably because of the Star Wars marathon we watched on TV last week).

The quote is:
"Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try."

I've set goals many different ways in the past. Sometimes I reached them and sometimes not. Now I'm trying to make realistic goals and stick with them - even if it means not doing something else I'd like to do.


Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Stephanie, thanks for stopping by!

I've had to learn to give up a few TV shows I enjoyed watching to make more time for what I need to get done with my writing. I found that I no longer miss the TV shows!

Nina Crittenden said...

I think it is great to set goals. Even if they don't get as accomplished as one would like them to, it is the thought that counts! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog again! My goal is to get better at blogging again, so I'll be back!


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