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#2017WritingGoals: Being Responsible for Your Own Success | #amwriting

Sunday, March 12, 2017

“Being deliberate is owning the responsibility for your success and planning how you will achieve it.”

I read this in a document I edited this past week. Because I edit the text of online courses for graduate school programs, I see lots of stuff about setting goals, time management, and success in specific professional/academic fields. But this line really stood out to me. Because this is what 2017 and our Writing Goals challenge is all about: being deliberate, taking responsibility for our own success, and planning to achieve it.

So here are the questions we should ask ourselves at the beginning and end of every day:

In the morning, ask yourself:

  1. In what ways can I deliberately work toward my 2017 Writing Goals today?
  2. What can I do today to take responsibility for creating my own success?
  3. What is my plan for today so that I can be deliberate, take responsibility, and be successful?

At the end of the day, ask yourself:

  1. What did I to today that was a deliberate attempt to reach my short-term and long-term 2017 Writing Goals?
  2. What did I do today in order to create my own success?
  3. Did I stick to my plan for today? If not, what can I do tomorrow in order to be successful in meeting my plans and goals?

Have a great writing week!

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