Because I’ve been a bit under the weather I’ve been thinking a bit more than usual. I realized that there are projects I’ve been working on that haven’t finished.
I know that having a desired outcome is critical for motivation so I put these two things together and decided that I have two projects running that I want to finish.
The two projects are 1) Finish the first draft of my book 2) Finish the set of lectures on tensor analysis I’ve been enjoying.
So here is the statements I’ll use.
- In 45 days I have finished the first draft of my book on clarity. I spent at least 30 minutes per day either editing old content or writing new content. I commented on the progress every day, good or bad. (I haven’t figured out the venue for this but I will). The end date is 3/20/2016.
- In 60 days I have finished the lectures on Tensor Calculus. I have solved at least one problem in each chapter of the book and I have especially mastered the manipulation of tensors in chapter 4. The end date is 4/20/2016.
Probably I’ll put this in my daily blog and hope I get constructive feedback from my friends!
This kind of setting of desired outcome with accountability provides motivation and raises my energy level.
Karen Langston says
Those sound like some pretty clear objectives Cliff. Sounds like your book will be well received. It looks like if you are editing old content or writing new content you will have 45 days worth of content to keep your blog going. And, if you solve one problem in each lectures on Tensor Calculus.You will have another 60 blogs as well! Looks like you are on a roll!
Terry Green says
Whether you throw the thought out to the Universe as a statement or just put the goal with specifics on paper, setting a goal with clear intentions (what, when, how) is always a good thing. It clarifies in your own head what you intend to do, as well as provides something for you to go back to and see in written form. Thanks Cliff!
Cliff Martin says
Thank you. A very good insight.
Cliff Martin says
thanks Karen. Love your input. I wish I was doing as well.