Today is the first “working day” of the New Year and it’s time to get busy working on the goals I’ve set for myself this year. I’m sure most of you have read or sat through lectures about how to set goals, so I’ll skip the basic steps. The key is to write down what you want to accomplish and when you’re going to get it done. Last year I purchased an application on iTunes (Goal Tender) that worked out well so I’m using that same app this year—may as well stick with what works.
Usually I only share my goals with my friend, who acts as my accountability partner, but this year I’ve decided to be brave and share a few of my goals right here on my blog. Please feel free to keep me on my toes and check up on me so that I keep the proverbial pedal to the metal.
Since I have several goals, I’ll stick to writing one of my primary goals along with the action steps needed to reach it.
Goal: Write book number two
Action Steps Target Completion Dates
Write one sentence pitch 01/15/10
Write single paragraph story summary 01/15/10
Write one-page synopsis 01/20/10
Write first draft 04/01/10
Revise first draft 05/31/10
Edit revised draft 06/31/10
Rewrite story summary 07/15/10
Rewrite one-page synopsis 07/31/10
Write 2-3 page synopsis 08/30/10
Have you set your goals for 2010? How did you do in reaching the goals you set in 2009?