3 things to do after setting your writing goals

writing-goals

We are continuing our #WritingGoals series with today’s topic. You know,  it’s not enough to set writing goals; there are a number of things you have to do after setting your goals. These things are what make the goal setting process worthwhile.  Wondering what they are? Keep reading.

The first thing you have to do is:

Work on the goals

Pretty simple right? But most people don’t do this. They write the goals and forget about it. Your writing goals will keep being goals until you work on them. You will continue to be an aspiring author until you actually write that book. Do you need to get a coach? Find one. Do you need to start a blog, what are you waiting for? 2017 is not the year for too much talk. Start working.

Remind yourself of the goals

The human mind is very fickle.  Because most of us set our goals at the beginning of the year, it is very easy for us to forget.  We get so busy trying to hustle that we just eventually go with the flow. If you don’t find a way to remind yourself of the things you want to achieve with your writing this year you will forget.  Place your writing goals as sticky notes and make sure its on your computer screen, the wall in your bedroom or your writing table. Just make sure those goals are visible. If you keep seeing your goals,  there is a tendency to achieve them, not when it is stuck in some journal.

Review your goals

What happens when you achieve all your writing goals for the year in the first quarter, do you go to sleep? No.

It is important to review your goals periodically. How far have you gone? What goal have you not touched, what goal needs to be reviewed? You need to constantly check all these for continuous progress.

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