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Goal Setter Goal Getter

June 3, 2021-Today we’re going to talk about something that most authors never do-set goals for themselves. But today, I’m not going to talk about goal setting in a traditional way, I’m going to talk about the differences between writers who set goals vs. those who don’t. Be sure to check out our podcast today as well available here:

Authors who don’t set goals:

  • Have no clear direction. They have no idea where they are going with their writing, why they write, or who it’s for.  They are directionless and nothing ever gets accomplished becasue they don’t have goals, a plan, or vision.
  • Give up easily. When the going gets tough, people with no goals give in. They have no higher purpose for themselves or their work as an author. Because of this, when challenges arise, they give up.
  • They don’t grow. Authors who don’t set goals stay stagnant. Nothing ever changes for them and they live the same life day after day and year after year. They aren’t growing in their work or as a professional.
  • They waste their time.  Without a clear set of goals, authors waste a lot of time doing pointless busywork instead of getting things done that will help them achieve new heights. They focus on mundane, easy tasks instead of the things that are important because they have no idea what they want from themselves or their writing careers.

Authors who do set goals:

  • Have a sense of purpose. It’s not just about the money, it’s about a higher purpose, a goal that is not tied to something material. Authors who have a sense of purpose in conjunction with their goals are the most successful. Their goals are bigger than them.
  • They have a plan. You’ve heard this before a hundred time, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Authors who set goals have a well laid plan and they know how they’re going to get things done.
  • They’re organized. Authors who set goals are organized in what they need to do each day to achieve their goals. They focus on the most important tasks and delgate the rest.
  • They set new goals. By setting new benchmarks and continuously reaching higher, Authors can achieve amazing heights. They complete their goals and set new ones to stretch themselves beyond what they thought was possible. They move mountains.
  • They’re always learning. If we’re not learning, we’re dying, that’s the bottom line. If you’re not learning new skills for your writing, new techniques, learning from authors who are doing better than you, then your skills, career, and mind are dying. PERIOD. Authors who set goals are always learning, growing, and achieving.

I hope that you realize the importance of setting goals and setting the correct ones. If you’ve got specific goals in mind for your writing career, drop us a line at to see how we can help and check out our classes here: