Podcast: Setting Creative Goals
It’s January! Time to take inventory on 2018, hash out our priorities for 2019, and set a goal -- or more! -- for the year to come. Abbie and Sonya share what kind of goals the C+C crew is making, a few of the goals our Exhale members have, and what goals they have each set and met (or failed!) in the past. You’ll also get a little preview of what they are planning on for the new year.
Abbie’s an Obliger and Sonya’s a Questioner in Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies. Do you know your type? It might help you as you set your goals for this year.
Sonya talked about making S.M.A.R.T. Goals = Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic or Relevant, Time-Bound. Here’s a breakdown of what those look like with downloadable worksheets, too.
Abbie defined a Stretch Goal as something that scares you. Technically, a Stretch Goal is any goal that really requires you to dig deep and push yourself to the limits of what you ever thought was possible. So, same thing.
Here’s a resource that combines the ideas of S.M.A.R.T. Goals + Stretch Goals. It’s really a podcast, but the show notes give you most of the info you need!
Last year, we interviewed Jenn Batchelor, Coffee + Crumbs Content Director on what makes a good submission. You can listen in here as you march toward our open submissions in the spring!
Our prompt for you:
Take out a blank sheet of paper. Grab the closest pen. Write out the words: “One year from now… ”
Then: Fill in the blank. Write what’s on your heart. Use what you write down to help guide you as you set your creative goals for the new year.
We know spring sounds like a long ways away, but Coffee + Crumbs will be opening for submissions again in either March or April! A lot of you in the Exhale FB group have “submit more” or even “submit to C+C” as your goal for the year. If that’s you, get started now! We’d love to see your essays spilling into our submissions come spring. We’ll share a link in the FB group when submissions are open again.
Our quote we shared with you:
“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” —Zig Ziglar
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