LB’S NOTE: One of our fave TV writers-illustrators-screenwriters-vloggers, Stephanie Bourbon, shares her productive insight into the practical value of setting goals.
by Stephanie Bourbon
[Recently] I asked on social media what your goals for the month are, so I decided to talk a little bit about goals and how they help you actually finish your projects!
Today is the beginning of a new month, so it’s a great time to map out some writing goals for the month. It can be huge, like finishing a novel for CampNaNoWriMo, or small, like submitting to a couple of agents you have been cyber-stalking on Twitter. But, no matter what they are, it’s important to say them out loud and write them down!
When you write your goals and tell others about them, you are more likely to reach them.
Think about anything you do in life and how you do them because you have it set up somewhere. For example, you are going to dinner, you write it down on your calendar, and you go. Boom! Goal met. You apply for 3 new jobs and interviews; before you did that, you had it written down, and most likely, you told your closest peeps.
You take your dog out for 3 walks a day. That’s a goal.
You go to the gym 4-5 times a week; also a goal.
In everyday life, we use goals all the time but don’t even realize it.
When we are on social media and talk about things we are doing, we set ourselves up for success and don’t even realize it….