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Properly Planning your Goals

The Artist Planner advocates heavily for writing goals down and making them real. It's one thing to write them down and another thing to actually follow through with it. How do you know if you are being successful or how can you tell if you are falling behind? Properly planning your goals can help you keep on track and ultimately lead you to success. Even if you change your mind a lot - having a road map to follow always help you stay on track and get back on track when you stumble. The best way to plan is to set SMART goals. A SMART goal is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely.  Specific– Specific means you can quantify it....

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How do I begin to create goals

So we already know WHY we should set goals - this week we focus on the HOW of setting goals. I mean, we all want a million dollars right? The question is, how do we get there? Creating goals is a great way to give yourself direction, focus, and motivation. Whether your goals are HUGE or small, the first step in achieving them is deciding exactly they are! It doesn’t matter what the month is, this will help if you feel like you’re lacking direction, you feel overwhelmed by all that's going on in your life or if you have a huge project you want to kick into gear.   Ok, so how exactly do I do this?   To create your...

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Why Goals are Important

"When you don’t set goals, you can spend your whole life running up and down and not achieve anything" - Bill Copeland      We've always been told to set goals and write it down but why? When you set aside time for you to really focus on what your goals are - you are living a purpose driven life.  Goals help you FOCUS When you have a goal, your attention is focused on a set target - that way you are not wasting time and energy on everything that comes your way. Without clear cut goals, you might start a project, and then move to another one before you finish the previous one. If you never finish what you start, you can...

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