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Goal-Setting

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I read an article about setting resolutions by Rachelle Gardner. She said she focuses on the impetus for her goals and used the example of weight loss. She suggested that having a resolution of weight loss really uncovers a desire to feel good, be healthy, look nice. I totally get that. And most people do settle on resolutions about now. However, resolutions and goals are a little different.

Resolutions, to me, are lifestyle changes. Attempting a resolution is like deciding to change a career, or a daily pattern, or a name. Oh wait, I did
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

16 thoughts on “Goal-Setting

  1. Nice list! I should cut fast-food and exercise more too lol Good luck!

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  2. Great goals. Quitting fast food is a good one. All the sodium sticks with me longer than a couple days so I'm right there with you. Happy 2012!

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  3. I like your last one!

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  4. That's some mighty goals Marji! Yet I know you will do it and do it well. The website sounds interesting, so let us all know when we can visit it. Good luck, dear Marji.

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  5. Thanks Jess, and thanks everyone for the encouragement. I just LOVE that about this group!Brandi, I've found tons of info just from googling medieval topics like feudal system, heraldry, etc. The prom blog I'm working on is TexasCHP.blogspot.com the Texas Christian Homeschool Prom. It's a pretty big, hairy deal!

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  6. Hooray for new years and fresh starts! I set some goals for myself overall, and then specific writing goals for 2012 and ROW80. I love how supportive and flexible the ROW80 goal setting is…it can cover just about anything! Best of luck to you this round, Marji!

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  7. You are going strong in the New Year, Marji! You need to write a lifecoaching book for the rest of us :-)Can you tell us more about the medieval research website? The history buff in me is all ears. I think it would help tremendously with future writing projects.I'm not doing resolutions this year, as I'll explain further in my blog post tomorrow. I see them more as life principles to work on for 2012, lol.Happy New Year!

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  8. This is a great list of goals. Best of luck. give us an update after 80 days …

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  9. Quitting fast food is hard, but the longer you go the easier it is! Good luck getting everything done! One of my goals this year is to read one screenplay a week and watch one movie, something I've stopped doing since leaving LA and I'm a little nervous getting back into it. You can totally do it tho!

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  10. Hi, Marji! Happy New Year.I think we all have one or two of our goals that are frightening when we consider the work it will take to achieve them. But it's good to step out of that comfort zone and go for it! Good for you in naming them. I'm worried about finishing my ending and editing by mid-February on my current WIP. It's a fast pace, but I want to publish by the end of March. I have to tell you this! A few months ago, I joined CrossFit (a workout/fitness program). Not only do I feel great, I'm seeing changes in my strength and body at a rapid pace. But that's not the best part…. It's built my confidence so very much. I hope that spurs you on in your fitness/health goals. Best of Luck!

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  11. Great goals, Marji. I think sometimes posting/considering goals that you find troublesome in a public forum can be empowering. I hope it is for you. And kudos for the "Eliminate fast food"! I should try that one, but not there yet.

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  12. resolutions never seem to work for me but I am at last getting the idea of planning (goals) I usually aim to0 high – but I was taught that as a girl – always aim for the stars and if I never get there I will have seen soome amazing things on the way – good luck with your goals

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  13. Good luck with your goals! Crystal

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  14. Lofty goals indeed!Good luck.

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  15. good luck with them all, esp those with the stars.

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  16. I plan to make more time for writing, exercise, and doing more of my favorite things.

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