Archives For Goals

Second First Day of SchoolToday I continue working on a goal I set for myself five years ago.  I wasn’t going to, in fact, in December I was about ready to throw in the towel.  I had started and stopped working on it so many times that I was ready to just give up.  Today I’m taking an online class for my Master of Arts degree.

I wish I could take credit for this herculean act of perseverance, but I really can’t.  I didn’t just become motivated, again, by myself overnight, my family helped.  I’m privileged to be surrounded by people who want to see me accomplish my goals. Continue Reading…

Goals, Resolutions, Life-Changes, or EvaluationI talk to people on a regular basis who want to do different things.  “I want to start a business.”  “I want to publish a novel.”  “I want to go back to school.”  In fact, I’m one of those people, I want to do a ton of stuff.  Everything from go back to school to getting my novel finalized and published.  Yet, I’ve learned one important fact.  What I do now matters.  For years I wanted to be an author, but never wrote anything.  That doesn’t work.  I’ve been “working” on my master’s degree for years, but haven’t made much progress until recently.

I’m getting the exact results I should have expected.

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Seize the Today

01/03/2013

Seize the TodayYou’ve probably heard the phrase “Seize the Day” in your life at some point.  However, I’m not a fan of that saying because it never specifies which day.  Your life motto could be seize the day and you are always planning on seizing tomorrow.  Always putting off your goals and ambitions because of stress or busyness or just being tired.  Continue Reading…

30 Days 50 000 WordsDuring the month of November every year countless writers join together to write 50k words for a novel.  Some their entire novel is 50k, others it just scratches the surface.  The point isn’t to get published, it’s to get started.  The point is to crank out a huge amount of work in a single month to help motivate you.  This last November both Bethany and I both wrote novels.  Here’s a couple things I learned this year, from writing that many words in 30 days. Continue Reading…

How to Write a Novel in 1 Easy StepI’m not an expert when it comes to writing.  I’ve been blogging for several years, and have completed a couple novels, but I’d say I’m far from the next J. K. Rowlings.  I’m not cranking out 700 page books or hitting the all time best sellers list.  I haven’t even finished editing my novel I wrote last November (It’s coming along though).  But today, I’ve got a single insight that will allow you to finish a novel.  Or a home projectOr whatever kind of goal you want to set.  Here’s the single step that will revolutionize all that. Continue Reading…