I am rather often asked how I managed to finish writing three books.
I would lie if I told you it was easy, but I’ll tell you what it was instead: Doable!
Why was it doable?
Because I set very clear, realistic, down-to-earth goals on when to finish exactly what.
Yes, that is my entire secret behind finishing three rather long stories.
Setting reachable goals. Then reaching them. Again and again.
Perhaps you are reading this because you have a story inside of you – how marvellous! – and now perhaps you have hit a road mark where you wonder how you could be more effective or how to make your dreams happen by working more clearly towards your goals.
If so, this post is for you!
I’m here to tell you that since you already have a wonderful idea for a story – or a specific life or a dream – you LITERALLY have what it takes to finish it – and achieve what you want!!!
The secret behind reaching high dreams is to break them down into doable goals, and then work your way towards the goal, step by step. One way of doing this, is by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals.
What does that mean?
And how do you set S.M.A.R.T. goals for your writing – or for any dream you might have?
Here it is!
Let me tell you with this little Infographic…
By setting S.M.A.R.T. goals our dreams come a little more within reach.
Ready to set your writing goals?
Here’s a free work sheet to help you get started:
The work sheet has three pages and it looks like this…
Have fun setting your S.M.A.R.T. goals!
I hope you set your own goals and give yourself the time to experience that goal setting really can do magic to your dreams and your ambitions!
Did you find this post helpful? I would love it if you would share it!
Do you think it is important to set goals – or perhaps rather to go with the flow? I would love to hear from you in the comments!
I wish you all a lovely day!
– A.J. Lundetræ
The infographic was made with canva.com.
2015 was a huge game changer for me!
Due to having the awesome Jodi Nelson as my coach I learned about social media strategy, mission statements, business plans and editorial calendars for creatives for the first time ever. I learned about crowdfunding campaigns, e-book launches and online courses. I’ve been learning so much from Jodi – even about the power of a creative mindset, habits, setting goals and building in contingency.
Worked for an hour, 485 more words are translated.
“Every word helps” is my new motto.
Have a great day, guys!
Like RIGHT NOW. Added a word count in the bar to the right.
Must go and give an evening lecture soon, will translate until then and will update my word count before I go.
I’m not avoiding it anymore. I’M TRANSLATING.
It is scary.
And so much fun.
See you later, gotta go!
Writing – mostly blog posts, tweets and A Heart of Fire notes
As you know from this post, October is probably the most busy month of this entire year for me. Most of the time I’m working – as a lecturer (which means lots of time preparing as well), as a teacher, in the shop – and I try to squeeze in some time for my writing job as well.
It is finally October, one of my favourite months, and there are lots to do, lots to learn and lots of joy!
What’s happening over here? Well, my timetable is full, that’s for sure. So much happening at once, so many positive changes, and a few wistful ones. This year is literally changing my life.
What does that mean?
I know it seems like I’m doing nothing, but let me tell you this: Things are swarming behind the curtains. Truly.
My tiny fairies with golden wings are coordinating plots and ideas, tasks and adventures.
My main elf (read: coach), with her cloak of wisdom and white dress sparkling with creativity, is showing the way with her compass, map, wild ideas and wind in her hair.
I’m now six months into the coaching program GAL (Get a Life) with my wonderful coach Jodi Nelson. We decided to work together at a point in my life (six months ago) when I finally found myself ready to say YES to doing everything in my power to make my biggest dream come true: Becoming a published writer. Continue reading