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Warning: Do You Know Where You Are?

When trying to get from where we are as writers to where we’d like to be, we will need to follow a path to that publishing destination. As mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been re-reading Andy Stanley’s The Principle … Continue reading

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Ask About the Numbers

While discussing goals with several writer friends, I found myself becoming depressed. We were analyzing how 2012 had gone. Each person shared their goals for the past year and how they had succeeded or failed. Until I heard the other … Continue reading

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Organizing: Targets vs. Goals

[This article is reprinted by permission. See credits at the end.] ******************* It’s traditional at the beginning of the year to define what you’d like to achieve in the coming twelve months. That’s a good thing and I highly recommend … Continue reading

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Goals: Spiral Upward for Steady Success

Nearly every month–sometimes every week–I receive an email from a new writer that concerns me. There has been great emphasis in recent years on setting lofty, out-of-the-ballpark goals. You are to spend daily time visualizing these highly ambitious goals happening. … Continue reading

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Measuring Success: Changing Times, Changing Goals

Before reading a great article last week, I secretly feared I had lost my drive to write. Not my “want to.” Just my drive. For thirty years I’ve set goals, worked hard toward meeting them (some called me “driven”), achieved … Continue reading

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