The right goals are crucial for success in your writing career, and creating and implementing the right goals are a key focus here at Productive Writers.
I adjust my goals and create new ones periodically throughout the year, and you should, too. However, in our culture the beginning of a new year is the main time most people focus on goal setting.
This year I’m sharing the best Productive Writers posts about goals, the posts that show you the best ways to set yours and best ways to realize them. Let’s jump in…
You want to set SMART goals:
Get all the specifics in “Setting Freelance Writing Goals That Work.” You’ll also find out why goal setting itself is so important, and how not doing so can set you back.
Staying on Track with Your Goals
Setting them is one thing, but what about implementation?
See “13 Top Techniques for Achieving Your Goals.” A few of the key techniques discussed in detail:
- Understand the Importance of Persistence
- Develop a Strong Sense of Efficacy
- Forgive Yourself for Backsliding
- Reward Yourself
Never Underestimate the Power of Small Positive Changes
I wrote a whole post about how the little things can have a big impact: “Small Positive Changes Add Up to a Big Difference in Your Life.”
I examine how incremental improvements can help you in many areas of life, including:
- Time Management
My Main Goal…
This was a short post I wrote back in 2013, and it hasn’t changed: “Live a long, happy, healthy life.”
In “My Main Goal in Six Words” I examine how this foundation goal is the basis for all my other goals.
What Other Freelance Writers Say
I asked many well-known and successful freelance writers — including Carol Tice, Linda Formichelli, Jennifer Mattern, Lori Widmer, Kristi Hines, Jake Poinier, Ann Wayman, Tom Chandler, and Amy Harrison, among others — about their top goals for 2014. Their answers varied, from the professional to the personal, but I’m sure you’ll find wisdom to help you in 2017.
What are your key professional and personal goals for 2017? Share below!