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Personally, I have a whiteboard that I bought from Target and posted it in the room where I am most of the time. I can always see it when I'm walking by or turning in my office chair. Every month, I write down goals that "I expect" to complete for the current month only! I don't concentrate on too many months down the road because then I would get myself so overwhelmed. I stick to the obtainable goals that speak to my "now" and make them happen.
In the beginning, I dreaded this task because I just didn't understand it's value. I would write things down on paper or a little notebook and would forget about them. Then I took a course with Christy English called The Actor's Edge and everything totally gained perspective. During this course we would have to write down our monthly goals and we were accountable to completing those goals. I have accomplished so many goals that I could not have accomplished if I didn't have an accountability partner. Now, it's been about a year or so since this course and I am still writing down my goals and making things happen in my acting career. I have completed two independent films and now on another goal with the representation race by Dallas Travers.
It doesn't matter what field of work you're in. If you are a blogger, actor, manager, small business owner or singer, the best advice I can give you is to get the white board and start writing your obtainable goals down for one month at a time and read them everyday to get them into your daily activities and watch the path to getting them accomplished show up for you.
I hear the saying all the time, "Rome was not built in one day". So goals are the bricks, glue, and step-by-step instruction to get us to our personal cities of Rome.
Leave me your feedback on how you achieve your monthly goals or if you have any questions on this topic for me, leave a comment below.
Happy Journeys to you,