I drift. I like to think it is down to my creative nature. A good dose of day dreaming is just what the ideas factory in my head requires to keep churning out original stories and music. However, what is the point of a great concept or idea if it never gets realised? This is where having goals has really helped me.
Daily to long-term
I have created daily, weekly, monthly and short and long-term goals for all the main areas of my life. The long-term goals are reached by the daily, weekly, monthly and short-term goals. Atarting with a daily goal each step feeds into the next. For instance:
I have hundreds of pieces of music and songs in various stages of completion.
- I set aside a little time every day to do a little work on them (daily)
- I aim to complete one currently incomplete song each week (weekly)
- I create from scratch one instrumental piece for Patreon every month (monthly)
- I plan to release a collection of songs in the near future (short term)
- I would like to release more collections and generate some income from those releases and the support on Patreon (long-term)
As you can see my daily goals feed through to my long-term goals and each of my long-term goals has a daily action.
I have a similar approach to writing and releasing fiction, but more of that in another post. I am in the process of making sure my day reflects my goals. This is helping me to stay on track and not drift.
A creative juggernaut?
Since organising myself with these goals I have become a creative juggernaut. It might be the new year and a renewed vision, but I am sure the goals are helping. Everything I do on a daily basis, well almost everything, feeds into a long-term goal, be it vocational, physical, mental, social or spiritual. It’s not a hard concept to grasp, if we want to get somewhere we have to move toward it. Setting goals has helped me with both clarifying the destination and taking regular steps.
Do you want to go somewhere?