Friday, October 05, 2007

Goal Setting Tips for the Golden Coffee Cup

The 2nd Annual Golden Coffee Cup is a different kind of motivational thingy. This coveted award (an awesome picture of a coffee cup emailed to you that you may display it with pride) will be given to the successful November goal setters. This is my answer to that "interesting concept" (cough, cough) of requiring writers to churn out 50,000 incomprehensible words in one month. Hey, some folks tell stories with few words and lots of pictures and feel like they are left out in the cold. We will churn less with much more comprehension in our month. Join us! The 2007 Golden Coffee Cup will be awarded for a month of goal setting and achievement. Enter the most compelling goal and win a free cup of coffee.

It's that time of year.

Here are some goal setting tips.

Create a compelling goal; one that you have passion about.

Get out your closet optimist and let positive goals rip, like write 1 fabulous manuscript page every day as opposed to to 175 pages of worthless stuff.

Call someone with a Type A personality and have them enter your goals on your calendar.

Choose the most important goal and focus on it.

Avoid huge goals. Keep reality at the front of your mind.

Think about moving past the outcome and considering the performance. Your goals should be as much about what you can control as possible. So a goal can be something like, go to the library every Friday for two hours and work there, instead of I will write 10000 words on Friday.

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Helen Keller

No comments: