Goals are fantastic, but without a deadline attached, your goal is nothing but a pretty thought, a pipe dream with no plan to turn them into reality.
Writing a non-fiction book is a wonderful goal but, in and of itself, that goal isn’t of much use.
You need to know the HOW.
Willingness to learn is the key here, as it is in so many areas of life, including writing.
What holds us back isn’t that we can’t figure out what we want to do.
We know what we want to do.
What holds us back is our unwillingness to make a plan so we know how to do what’s required to achieve our dream.
When you build a chain of small, daily successes, completing your book is inevitable.
I love taking on tasks that are “inevitably successful.”
Commitments to ourselves are the easiest and quickest to break. They should be the hardest to break, yet far too often we are at the top of the list of people we lie to with our excuses.
The Goal: To complete the first draft of my book
Obstacle: Everything Else
Here’s the beautiful rule that only applies on Fear-Free Fridays…
It doesn’t matter what you write. It only matters that you write.