Thursday, December 1, 2011

Goals? What is a goal?

November was national novel writing month (nanowrimo). The goal was to write 50,000 words in a month, which is about half a novel.

I opted not to participate this year. My plate was full enough, and trying to pound out 50 K in a month. Lets just say that wasn't a priority for me.

However, it did get me to thinking about setting goals. My writing friends have a lot of goals. They go with so many words a day on their stories, or so many minuets/hours of writing a day. When I use to run, I'd have goals of how far I would run, 3K or 6k or just a couple of miles.

Someone once said, "If you see a man on top of a mountain, he didn't just fall there." So accomplishments come because of goals.

There are three types of goals. Long range, mid range and short range. The goals may not look alike, but if used as a group great things can happen.

Remember Alice in Wonderland? Alice came to a fork in the road. The Cheshire cat was watching her from a tree. When questioned about where the roads went he asked Alice where she wanted to go. She didn't know, so any road would take her there.

Don't let the river of life just hurl you downstream. Have a plan, decide where you want to be and make a run for where you want to be. If not, you'll find yourself in places you never intended, or want to be in.

So take some time, it is December. January is just around the corner with all those new year's resolutions. Figure out what you want to accomplish in the next year, set those as your goals/resolutions. Then set out to do them everyday. If you can accomplish something you love to do each day your feelings of self confidence, and self worth will be fulfilled.

So where do you want to be a year from now? Five years from now? What do you need to change to start moving in the direction you want to go?


Krista said...

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Dean C. Rich said...

Thank You!