SETTING GOALS

GET on track with GOALS and a clear PLAN

You cannot reach Alaska just by wandering North. You need a map and a plan.”

I believe in the power contained in the simple act of writing down your goals, so I strongly encourage you to do it. 

Too many years slip past with no evident markers. You can feel as though you have not accomplished anything when in reality, you have. You just don’t have any way of knowing if you have not kept track of your plans. Give yourself this gift every year. Write down your Goals for the year. This is not a January first thing, this is a whenever you can start project.

IF YOU CANT EVEN WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS, HOW WILL YOU EVER MAKE THEM REAL?

So, now that you have written down your goals, make a PLAN.

The PLAN is a simple statement of your goals with a list of simple steps to get there. Your plan can be as simple as : "Take a photo of my best pot" or as complex as : "Get into my first Fine Craft Gallery".

Make the goals realistic and the steps achievable. Don’t defeat yourself by setting huge goals with impossible deadlines. If you finish reasonable goals early, you can make a new plan. 

Post this plan somewhere you will see it every day.

Have a fat marker nearby so you can cross out steps when done. 

Of course the first goal is to make a plan, so that is one line you can stroke out immediately after you are done!

If you are presented with an opportunity or a task pull out your PLAN to make sure doing it will not drag you totally off track.

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