I was able to get away for a special retreat a week ago — it was a way to reconnect my mind and body with my ‘true passion.’ That passion is writing and sharing my experiences with others — but in focusing on the job a 6-7 days a week and staying focused on projects, it’s easy to lose ‘self.’
So I took this 3-day time out and reconnected. I did some yoga, I had walks at dawn with some deer, and I spent all 3 days on the lake’s edge. It was rejuvenating.
Over the weekend I had a few things reiterated to me. Things I’ve known for years. Things I’ve worked on at various times to various degrees.
It’s always good to be reminded, though, and here’s one particular reminder that leaped out at me.
The three things everyone needs in order to succeed – in our writing careers, in our personal lives, in anything.
Those 3 things are:
- Know what you want
- Know why you want what you want
- Decide when you intend to have what you want
Goals. Written goals. Visualized goals. Living “as if” the goals are already achieved. Things we know; things we’ve talked about here many times, right?
We know that without knowing the what, why, and when — most likely, the “what” will never transpire.
Sometimes we just need to hear the same thing stated in different ways. Maybe this will strike you just right as you start a new week.
Lisa J. Jackson is an independent writer and editor who enjoys working with businesses of all sizes. She knows goals are good; written goals are great; visualized goals are the best. You can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn.