I have a tendency to overwhelm myself. I start projects and abandon them. Grand plans are outlined in notebooks. Various notebooks, all different sizes and colors, are piled precariously around my home. Near my bed. On the coffee table. In the blue sofa reading nook I affectionately refer to as "the nest."
How much work is getting done? Well, um, that's the problem.
As Neil Gaiman said, in response to the question of how to get published, "You write. You finish what you write."
So I'm going to take that advice and run with it. I've had some successes. Light successes. I'm thankful for them but I'm not going to settle. It's time to see some real wins. So, rather than dream about a future me in a future land (as I've been known to do), I'm going to try goal setting. Keep myself on a schedule. Put my Google calendar to work.
A sales leader friend of mine gives her team 90 day goals. She says it's easier this way because the goals are accessible. In reach. That giving people pie-in-the-sky goals only leads to defeat. After 90 days, her team celebrates their wins and retools any targets that weren't met. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
So, I'm going to try it. I'll let you know how it goes.
Watch out July, August, and September...
Mali Anderson is a Chicago-based content creator. She creates blog posts, web copy, original photography, and feature articles.