I got this.
Nothing will stand in my way of becoming a freelance copywriter. I had a calling and I answered. End of story.
Over the last week, I have been looking over things to find mistakes. One stands above all others.
I have not really set down a specific set of goals. Well, I have, just not obtainable.
Correct that, they are obtainable, the path to them though, is cluttered. O.K., its beyond cluttered, its a trip hazard waiting to happen. If I don’t get it corrected soon, I am going to fall flat on my face.
I’m just glad its still daylight out and I can see the obstacles in my way.
I have to turn in an assignment for class, work on a project for Audio Out, and my About page for my website, but tonight, I am going to start the first step of getting my goals in order.
1) Whats in it for me?
This one is pretty self explanatory. What am I going to get out of it? What am I passionate about? Why do I want this?
2) WRITE THEM DOWN!!!!
There are many goals in my head. Most have swirled through my head for so long, I didn’t think I needed to write them down. Wrong. Writing them down, helps the chances I will stick to them.
3) Make them manageable.
Make enough money to work for myself is just too broad of a goal. Breaking them down into smaller more achievable goals will help obtain the main goal.
After I have thought about and written down my goals, the next hurdle to overcome is the execution. I will have to stay on track to keep to my goals.
4) Daily reminders
Put a chart or mind map of your goals up so you can see them daily. Add a comment to each goal on why you want to achieve it.
Like my commitment to being fit, I need to commit myself to being a writer. No more complaining about how hard something is. No more using “I don’t know how” as an excuse.
I am in several very helpful, knowledgeable groups on Facebook. They keep me sane and on track most of the time. I will admit, some days are just harder than others. But such is life.
I would like to see the light at the end of my goal tunnel, but I know I will be reassessing and reevaluating my goals on a daily basis. I think this will be a great motivator also. As I achieve one goal after the other, I know some goals will change.
Happy writing everyone.