What’s the big deal about setting writing goals?


If you have been following us on social media in the past week you will know that we have been talking about writing goals and how to make them work. Over the weekend we had a training session where we helped writers develop their writing goals.

Today, we want to make sure that you understand the reason why we insist that you have writing goals.

The first reason why we want you to set your writing goal is perfectly highlighted in this quote by Bill Copeland.

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.”

Goal setting helps you to be specific

Not highlighting in detail what you want to achieve with your writing this year can mean that you’d always be busy, busy writing or working, but at the end of the year you may not be able to identify what in particular you have been able to achieve throughout. Do you want to write a book, or start a writing group? Write it down. This way even when you are swamped with so much work or distraction, you’d consciously make efforts to make your goals happen.


Setting goals gives you clarity of vision

There’s something goal setting does to you, it makes you think and get a bit of clarity. Goal setting stops you from just going with the flow.  Life is too busy already and if you don’t have a plan you may achieve very little.

Everything in the world is created twice: first in your mind, then in reality. The mental creation happens when you set your goals. The physical creation is when you actively pursue and manifest your goal in reality. To avoid confusion during the year, set your goals at the beginning and stick to it.

Goal setting motivates you

Your goals give you something to strive for and work towards during the year. When you set your goals,  you connect yourself with your innermost desires. If you ever loose motivation during the year, you can go back to your goals and just visualize the scenario with full mental clarity. Once this is done you can develop connection with the goals once again and spring into action.

We are running our goal session for the entire month. Click here to have a one on one session with our writing coach and get the help you need for setting and achieving your writing goals for the year. 

Here’s to making the most of your writing career!

One thought on “What’s the big deal about setting writing goals?

  1. Reblogged this on bookyglover and commented:
    This post makes me realize that you can keep writing all year round. Busy. Busy. Busy ; and at the year end you have achieved nothing.

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