Invariably when I set a goal – I break out my Franklin Planner and write tasks down to complete said goals. If I’m writing I’ll set so many words per day. I have stickers, different colored pens, highlighters and flags to keep track of everything. If I complete the task, I check it off. If I miss I put a Red X through it. Like its an epic fail.
I often wonder are the tasks as important as the Goal. My argument would be, “Yes.” Most tasks I assign myself are for some sort of Goal. Whether that is completing a book, or planning a retreat.
I keep a seperate planner for all the Activity on my blog, and of course I have a schedule for the gym. Not sure why I print and post that every month, but it makes me feel good. 🙂
I don’t tend to reward myself for the tasks, but aren’t they in, and of themselves, mini goals? Shouldn’t I spend some time rewarding myself for even writing once during the week?
As I grow more as a writer, and person, I realize that these tasks are just as important as the goal they are propelling me towards. Even if most days I’m more like the turtle in the race versus the hare.
Excuse me while I check this blog post of my task list. Maybe I should invest in some gold stars. 🙂