What is a Goal-Check month?
Apart from the general cheering we do on a daily basis, a Goal-Check Month is where you set goals for yourself and hold yourself accountable to them. You let us know what those goals are, and report during the month on how you think you’re going with them. This helps hold yourself accountable.
The aim here isn’t to compete with each other – it’s to compete against ourselves (and that pesky inner-critic and procrastination demon that try to defeat us when we least want them to).
To that end we try to add a little incentive every month. This time around – we’re going to add buttons again. Shiny, colourful, cookie buttons – with a collect them all sort of vibe July was a lovely blue – September will be a nice shiny new colour!
Though these goal-check months have rules – don’t worry – they’re completely doable.
- Make a list of realistic goals for the month – and achieve them.
- Make a Blog Post every week (preferably Monday, but if you don’t post on Mondays just add it to the next day you would normally post ). This is to help us keep tabs on our own progress, and for others to cheer us on if it’s a difficult week. Please link to the post in the #writemotivation hashtag
- Visit your #writemotivation team mates blogs, and participate in the #writemotivation hashtag to cheer people on
- Please fill in the form here:
Once this done you’re ‘registered’
It’d be nice if we all subscribed to each other’s blogs, but I don’t want to make that a rule, just a courtesy.
Sign up and let’s keep #writemotivation going. Really looking forward to kicking some butt in September, not to mention cookies, caffeine, dinosaurs and zombie cheerleaders!
Here’s to a fantastic September 2012!
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Please link back to this post if you’re blogging about it. Sign ups will close at midnight CST on August 31st and I’ll post the participants list and their goals up on September 1st.
Any questions, please ask below. Here’s to a fantastic month of goal achieving!