Monday Motivation – Set your goal!

In our karate leadership class tonight we talked about this month’s theme: Goal Setting. Our academy puts so much of an emphasis on goal setting, they make it their monthly topic four times each year.

Tonight we talked about the difference between setting a goal and making a wish. And there is a clear difference. When you set a goal, you set it with the intent to do whatever it takes to reach that goal. When you make a wish, well, it may or may not come true and you may not try to do anything to help make it happen.

For example, I set a goal of earning my first degree black belt in May 2015. I make a wish that my husband will announce we’re having chocolate for dinner. OK, so if it weren’t for him I might actually make that wish come true…

At any rate, I want to encourage you to set a goal for finishing your book. It may be to have it published by a specific date. Maybe it’s to pre-sell it in the next six months. Maybe your goal is to simply finish writing the next chapter.

Whatever your writing goal is, I encourage you to first set one, then do whatever it takes to reach it.

The fact is, if you want something bad enough, you’ll do anything it takes to get it, whether that’s raising the money to cover publishing costs or staying up late and getting up early to write. The key is to want it bad enough to make it into a goal.

Go ahead, set your goal.

Then dare to reach it.


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  • Susie
    April 9, 2014

    Like the rest of the world, I’m not thrilled with Goal Setting. However, it has been instrumental in helping me accomplish large and small tasks. For example, I finally finished my new Kindle Book (Thank you Kristen!) because I set the goal and worked on it consistently. Being consistent so the project is never far from your view is a tip I share with others and has helped me tremendously. Thank you for helpful information and article. 🙂
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    • Kristen Eckstein
      April 10, 2014 Susie

      Thanks for your comment, Susie! Yes, being consistent is key to success! I’m excited to see you embark on your own Kindle journey. 🙂
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