At the end of each day, I’ve gotten into the habit of curling up somewhere with my journal (the handwritten, private, gonna-burn-when-full journal) and asking myself this question:
What steps have I taken today to bring my writing dream closer to reality?
I take some time to write down everything I feel I’ve done to reach my writing goals. If I’m not proud of what I’ve written there, if I don’t feel a sense of accomplishment, I hang my head in shame for five minutes and resolve to do better the next day. If I like what I see and feel I’ve used my time wisely, I get to go to bed content, knowing that I’m not always a lazy house cat.
–> Readers ~ When working toward your own goals, what are your methods for making sure you use your time wisely? <–