This Week’s Writing Prompt
If you aim at nothing,
you’ll hit it every time.
What are you aiming for in 2020?
The what is your vision. Getting crystal clear not only on what you want but also how to achieve that goal, is critical if you’re going to be successful. Likewise, a lack of vision ensures nothing changes.
Looking back is as beneficial as looking ahead when cultivating your vision. Reflecting on the year past—what worked and what didn’t, what you accomplished and what remains undone—informs what you set your sights on in 2020.
Next, how will you get from where you are now to where you’re aiming?
The how is comprised of your goals. We can envision where we want to go, but without sketching a map and starting the trek step by step, we will never crest the mountain.
Boil down your goals to seven to ten realistic yet challenging items. Write them down and review them often.
Then, get started! Take a step and keep moving. Motivational speaker Joe Sabah says, “You don’t have to be great to start. But you have to start to be great.”
The hope and optimism of a clean slate and a fresh, new year only get us so far. We have to become clear on what we want to accomplish and how to get there. Vision, goals and taking action are the keys to success.
As a writer:
- Take a moment to reflect on this year. What is one change you want to make in 2020?
- What are you aiming for in 2020?
- How do you plan to get to your target? What goals will help you stay on track and achieve your goals?
- What is one action you plan to take to get started today?
If you struggle to answer any of the above questions, don’t fret. Join me for Your 2020 Writing Vision, a one-day workshop on January 18, 2020 and receive the guidance you need to acquire a 20/20 vision of your writing goals for the new year. Whether you hope to write a story or two or an entire book, walk out at the end of the day with a fail-safe plan and the confidence needed to complete your project.