Man! they just keep coming. Week after Week after Week... if you are lucky!
Time to stand up, walk over to your 4K Weeks poster, and fill in the next square.
Here are a few icicles of interest for you this week. If you only have time for one, read the last bit, "What I Am Thinking About" - it might be helpful as you begin the year.
And... we need some new images and videos for our marketing! We really prefer to use images of real customer's posters. It shows how much the 4K Weeks poster can help.
So... I will give a free Year Goal Countdown poster to the first 10 people to send a photo and video that meets the specs. Email me HERE to get the specs. (super easy, iphone quality, should take 5 minutes!)
Week #02 in the year 1987 ,Hyron Spinrad, Astronomer, and his colleagues Patrick McCarthy, Wil van Breugel , Michael Strauss, S. George Djorgovski, and James Liebert, witnessed the first sight of the birth of a galaxy. He was 2763.86 weeks old. (53.00547945 yrs)
Week #02 in the year 1956,Elvis Presley,recorded his first Number One hit, “Heartbreak Hotel” in Nashville at Elvis' first RCA recording session, just two days after his 21st birthday. He was 1096.00 weeks old. (21.01 yrs)
This week I am thinking about goal setting. Not "the goals that I am setting" but "what is the most effective way to set goals?".
I always quote Art and Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland. That book taught me that focusing on the process, or the "doing" was much more important than the "having done" or the achievement.
People usually focus on achievement, because it feels good, and it is socially measurable (STATUS!!!). I think focusing on "doing" instead of "having done" is a good way to approach goal setting. It is easier with some goals than others. For example... if your goal is to write a novel in 2023, that is big and hard, and it's not easy to know if you are making progress until mid-year.
But, in order to write a novel, you have to regularly write LOTS of words. And if you do that for long enough, you will probably eventually have a novel. It might not be any good, but that is a different discussion.
(Sidebar: If it is your first novel, it probably won't be much good, but you have to write the first one so that you can write the second one! Most people don't write the first one because they are afraid it will be bad... let me assure you...IT WILL BE BAD, now go write it so that I can read your 3rd or 4th or 5th novel and love it.) THIS!!!!!!
So, instead of setting an "Achievement Goal" of "writing a novel" Perhaps a more productive, "Process Goal" would be "Write 1000 words, 5 days a week". It seems like you would know in a week or two if you were keeping your promise to yourself.
I am super interested in translating "Achievement Goals" into "Process Goals". I would love to see your examples of this... send them to me here.
Go be weird.
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