It’s February. Yep, already we are 32 days into 2015 with 333 days left. Did you set some goals for yourself? Where you able to accomplish them?
Let’s take a refresher on what goals are. Number one, they cannot be random. Number two, they are the means toward a desired end. As I like to say, there has to be “a method to the madness.” Our desired end should be the fulfillment of purpose…the reason we were created.
“Life without specific, measurable objectives is vague and haphazard”~ Dr. Myles Munroe.
My writing ministry is my purpose, so my goals are set around writing.
In January, I set a goal of 1500 words a day to complete the first draft of my WIP. My WIP is the second book in the Sons Of Ishmael series, titled Anchored By Love. (For full disclosure it was already at 20,000 before the year started.) Did I do it? Well I’m glad to say I did. They way I have my writing goals set out, if I didn’t I would be so behind.
1500 might seem like a small number but the key to achieving your goals are setting up S M A R T ones. They have to be Specific-Complete my first draft.
Measurable- Write 1500 words a day. At then end of each writing session, I did a word count to make sure I meet the goal.
Attainable & Realistic- I normally do 3000 words and upwards, but January is a really busy month for me at my day job. Therefore anything more wouldn’t have been attainable or realistic.
Timely- I had the date of before Jan 29th.
Why the 29th? LOL..Those that follow me know I’m a huge fan of the TV show Scandal, so my time frame was before the 29th when the show came back on after a 10 week hiatus.
Your dreams should be big but the goals you set aside to attain them shouldn’t be too outlandish or nothing would get done.
The point is that, time waits for no one. So if there is anything you want to do, there is no time like the present. Get a game plan together and work your plan. For whatever you want to achieve, the talent & gift has already been placed on the inside of you. All you need to do is to tap into it.
For this month, my writing goal is to finish revising my WIP and finish the first draft of the sequel to my Christmas novella by the February 28th. Also I plan to study the Book of Romans again.
Did you achieve your January goals? What are your goals for February? What are the plans/actions steps you plan to use to achieve them? Please drop me a comment let’s share