Goal Setting for Writers, Part 1: Vision

In this blog post series on goal setting for writers, I’ll go through a 4-step goal setting formula that will help writers achieve their writing dreams. In part 1, I’ll begin with the first and yet one of the most ignored steps of goal setting: Vision.

Do you have a hard time achieving your writing goals?

Are you tired of spending more time dreaming about achieving your writing dreams? Of dreaming about your writing career? Or are you tired of spending more time setting goals but not achieving them? It doesn’t have to be this hard.

Ready to set goals and create a detailed action plan so you know exactly what to work on to achieve your writing dreams?

In this blog post series on goal setting for writers, I’ll go through a 4-step goal setting formula that will help writers achieve their writing dreams.

In part 1, I’ll begin with the first and yet one of the most ignored steps of goal setting: Vision.

Before we dive into the goodies, let’s check out the overview of the 4-step goal setting formula.

 
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An Overview of the 4-Step Goal Setting Formula

This 4-step goal setting formula is really simple and easy to remember. It contains:

  1. Vision (a 3- and a 1-year vision)

  2. Mission (your why)

  3. A clearly formulated goal (a SMART goal)

  4. A plan of action

Now, let’s dive right into this week’s topic, the Vision.

Vision

Before you focus on any type of goal, you need to establish your direction. You do this by writing down your 3- and 1-year visions.

They don’t have to be perfectly figured out, overly detailed, or too complicated. They are not set in stone, either. Just dream for a moment and write down what comes up.

Consider this a brainstorming session for all of your biggest writing hopes and dreams. Don’t edit or censor yourself during this exercise.

Grab a notebook (or do it on your computer) and answer the following questions:

1. Where do you want to be in 3 years? Where do you see yourself in 3 years? What writing goals have you achieved?

2. Where do you want to be in 1 year? Where do you see yourself in 1 year? What writing goals have you achieved?

I find that starting with the 3-year vision works best for me. However, if you want to start with your 1-year vision, or if you want to write a 3- and a 5-year vision, that’s totally fine. Just dream for a moment.

There you have the first step in the 4-step goal setting formula. I hope you found this useful.

 
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In this blog post series on goal setting for writers, I’ll go through a 4-step goal setting formula that will help writers achieve their writing dreams.  In part 1, I’ll begin with the first and yet one of the most ignored steps of goal setting: Vision.
In this blog post series on goal setting for writers, I’ll go through a 4-step goal setting formula that will help writers achieve their writing dreams.  In part 1, I’ll begin with the first and yet one of the most ignored steps of goal setting: Vision.

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