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 is not 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 – collect them all – and in November, it’s double incentive to finish NaNo! You know, all the cheering, cookies, caffeine and zombie dinosaurs 😀
Though these goal-check months technically 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. Though I won’t be able to participate this month (Baby Girl is due mid month), I’m really looking forward to others kicking butt in November, not to mention cookies, caffeine, dinosaurs and zombie cheerleaders!
Here’s to a fantastic November (NaNo) 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 October 31st and I’ll post the participants list and their goals up on November 1st.
Any questions, please ask below. Here’s to a fantastic month of goal achieving!