This will be a short post because it’s Friday!!
Looks like we’re nearing the end of summer. That means no more children at home and getting back to work. To me, it seems like there are usually two times during the year when people start making goals and re-analyzing their schedules: New Year’s and at in early to mid-August when the school year starts back up again.
This time of the year is perfect for goal’s setting (in my opinion) because it falls right after the end of RWA Nationals. Those that attended usually return with renewed motivation, excitement, and a better understanding of where they are at in their writing career, where they want to go, and what they have to do to obtain that goal. What better time for reflection than now, especially since (for the majority of us) there will be more time opening up in our daily schedule?
Some things are sure to have changed since the beginning of the year. Regardless whether you attended Nationals or not – and regardless if it doesn’t look like there’ll be any extra hours opening up for you in the near future – take a moment to reflect, recharge, and redirect your efforts if need be. Don’t waste your time working aimlessly toward something you’re not certain of. Find out if your goals have changed since the beginning of the year, regroup, and replan.
Happy goal setting!