It’s attempts, failure, and a lot of no’s.
In order to grow, you need to fail. Failure is life.
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.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.
H. Stanley Judd