Give Yourself Some Direction

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” — Bill Copeland

When writers write a book, they have a goal for the characters in mind. Even if it’s not a concrete goal, even if it changes over time, they start with something. There was a time when I thought the goal would just come to me, but my teacher said, just make it up. And that stuck. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that myself. Anyways, I think this can be used in our real life. Don’t know exactly what goal to set? Make one up.

Your goals don’t have to be life changing goals when you just start out with goal setting. They can be anything from drinking the right amount of water everyday to going for a mile run every 3 days. Do anything that will propel you forward the way a writer would propel their character forward. The writer can’t wait for inspiration. They start propelling the character right away. So don’t wait around, propel yourself toward something.

By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of  Put your future in good hands — your own.”— Mark Victor Hansen

Whatever goals you decide to work toward, write it down and look at it. Keep it fresh in your mind. Maybe even make a checklist.

Having something to work towards gives

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6 thoughts on “Give Yourself Some Direction

    1. It really is. Sometimes I forget it’s weird like ill write in a journal everyday then all the sudden I’m not. 😂 reminds me of sleep walking. I always get go back to the Journaling though.

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  1. It took time and i definitely did not always do it. I think it helped that I’ve used journals my whole life and love to write. I adopted the practice a while ago and found that I stick with it more when I allow myself to change when in the day I write based on day.

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