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Really quickly, I want to post my entry into the second bi-weekly challenge for the Great Star Wars 100 Day Blogathon. The challenge was to write a Star Wars Themed Haiku. Since I am seriously down in points (meaning I have 0) I need to enter, so here it is:
Small, green, ancient, fierce,
Fighter, keeper of secrets,
Wise Jedi he is.
I just couldn't work in Wookies to get extra points.
Goals are Great!
Yesterday was the first day of Robert Lee Brewer's April Platform Challenge. I ran across the challenge on Saturday, through the Writer's Unboxed Facebook group. Since I didn't take part in the A-Z Blog Challenge, and the April Platform Challenge sounded very educational, I decided to give it a go. Besides, if I don't complete a challenge, it's not like anyone but me will know, so it was a very low-stress decision to join in.
Yesterdays challenge was about defining ourselves. Today's challenge was about setting goals. Since I already have my Life List, the short-term goals were easy. I just copied my Life List over to a Word document, and adjusted it a little. I then adjusted my blog page, so if you're curious, click on the page and take a peek.
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Coming up with my long-term goals was not hard, either. What surprised me, though, was that by writing down the goals that I want to achieve beyond the next year, it took my writing career (Mark said I could call it that!) out of the dream category and put it into the attainable category. I could envision a set of tasks I could complete in order to meet those goals.
I know that there are variables out there I can't control, but that's true in any endeavor. At least now I have actionable steps I can take to get ready for the eventuality that the stars align and everything works out the way I want. I'll be ready for success, instead of dreaming about it.
That is the power of goal setting!
Speaking of goals, the Life List Club blog, where "side effects may include laughter and achieving greatness" is set to go live on April 4th, with the first post written by our newest member, Sherry Isaac. I have read Sherry's author page, and her blog, Psychological Sizzle, and I think this first post is going to be something special. I hope you all cyber-run over on the fourth and check it out!
I also wanted to mention two other collaborative blogs of fine bloggers I have met in the last several months. Hugs and Chocolate and Falling for Fiction are both motivational and inspirational in nature, and are worth checking out!
Do you set short and long-term goals? What effect has goal setting had on your motivation and inspiration?