‘Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.’ -Tony Robbins
This quote is so true and is especially relevant to us writers. Setting goals -short, medium, and long term, as well as on a daily basis – enables us to approach the business of writing in a structured and focused way.
Having clear goals is particularly helpful with major writing projects. What’s important to note is that our goals must be achievable. It’s no point saying we’ll write 5,000 words per day when we know we’ll be lucky to write 1,000. We need to rise to a challenge, yes, but those goals need to be doable.
When we set achievable goals (such as writing 500 words before breakfast or sending out outlines to 20 publishers before month’s end), we create targets that will keep us motivated towards success.
So, this week, take a look at your writing goals. What is it you want to achieve? Are your goals doable? What steps do you need to take on a daily / weekly basis to create visible results?