goals

Set some goals eh?

Begin with an end in mind

How do we often hear this statement? Business executives, entrepreneurs, programmers and project managers would definitely attest how important it is to visualize a goal and to have a blueprint of a finished product from day zero.

Did you know that one of the proven practices of successful people includes starting and ending the day with a plan in mind? This makes it easy for them to prioritize the things that matter and to prevent being distracted by several factors.

One of the proven practices of successful people includes starting and ending the day with a plan in mind. This makes it easy for them to prioritize the things that matter and to prevent being distracted by several factors. Now the question is:

How am I going to do this?

Today, I would like to set some goals, to kick-off my writing. I know it's difficult to stick with a plan - so what's in a plan? As I mentioned yesterday, I will be writing 500 words daily. Today, I'm going to write down everything here how am I going to do it.

(1) Stop watching television for more than an hour.

When I am at home and having some rest, I cannot stop going back to tv to watch movies on HBO or other tv programs that can alleviate my boredom. Maybe by stop watching television could help me to save more hours in a day and spend it on writing and reading books instead.

(2) Avoid using Facebook App for more than 30 minutes.

Though Facebook was an app developed to make friends and families closer together, I think Facebook also can become an addiction. I've seen a lot of people getting addicted to it, some posting their selfies many times in a day, sorry but for me that is vanity, but oh well, who am I to stop them?  It is their freedom and let them do it.

But for me, to be able to write 500 words daily, I think I "must" avoid using Facebook App for more than 30 minutes, why? Because Facebook doesn't end after you scroll at the bottom and in every second, people love to posts what they are doing, and what they are up to. But hey, I will still use Facebook to be accountable to my writing. I made a promise and a commitment and so be it.

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And lastly, but the most important of all

(3) Discipline.

Zig Ziglar once said, “People often say, motivation doesn’t last, well neither does bathing – so we recommend it daily”.

For me, a habit is not a hobby, a hobby is something you wanted to do when you have plenty of time, while habit is what you do everyday for a purpose. According to some research was done by Maxwell Maltz a plastic surgeon in the 1950s, It would only take 21 days of consistency doing the same things will form a new habit.

This challenge was a tough one because it's 30 days! But I know it will be worth it.

So, what do I want to accomplish?

I've been blogging and writing whatever comes to my mind for years already. I want to be better at writing and communicating to people through what I write. I want to write another book again and regain the habit of writing. What kind of book will I write? Oh well, I don't have in mind yet, but I will announce it for sure when I have it already.

So, cheers to another day of writing!




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