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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Goals

I'm still reading Jack Canfield's book The Success Principles. He says something about how we're responsible for where we are in our life.

What he's getting at is that if you're in a crappy job then you are the only one who can change it. You would think this would be a "duh, well, yeah," gimmie but you can apply it to a lot of things.

A writer: why didn't I get my page count for the day? Maybe I spent too much time on e-mail or took the day off and went shopping. Those are things I could change. Copy Edits coming would be a different matter. Then I would have to readjust my schedule but not abandon it. There are a lot of things I can control.

What if you work outside the home and you really want to paint the bedroom but you never seem to have the time. I talk on the phone with my daughter or son way too much. Okay, I bought something that fits on my head like the telephone operators used to wear and it was very inexpensive. I can slip my phone in my pocket and walk around the house doing whatever while I'm talking to them. And I did get the bedroom painted, by the way.

Is there something you want to do but can't find the time? You are responsible for changes you want to make in your life.

I want to finish my current book by the middle of next week. I need around 50 more pages but I also need to finish my copy edits by Friday and mail them back to New York, I have critique on Saturday and other obligations---okay the latest I should be finished is Friday the 13th. I've done a plan of action. I'll let the loop know whether I've met my goal.

Do you have a goal and a plan of action (specific) for meeting that goal? Write it down and put it some where that you see it every day. Keep me posted on how it goes.

Good Luck!
Karen Kelley
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2 comments:

Stacy~ said...

Professionally my goals are a little different, a combined effort which has to be met by the end of the year and we're already ahead, so I won't really talk about that one.

Personal goals would include some of the things I enjoy, like book reviews and author interviews. I have 2 interviews to post, at least one set of interview questions to send out, and a few book reviews for some ARCs I got. It's funny how it all seems to come in at once. My personal goal is to have them done no later than next Friday. Will I attain it? Not sure, but if not, it's not a huge deal. I just set them for myself anyway.

Cryna said...

I have no goals to set for myself professionally - since I quit work in April 2003 not because of reaching the point where I had turned 65 and could quit, but because I felt that at this time it was something I had to do.

Personally I have set a goal to do some travelling. I realize that it is going to have to wait for a bit, but it is the long term goal that I have, and one never knows the future. In the meantime I will work at reading my TBR mountain........LOL