Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 The Epic Year

photo: Sellers Sunset by Elise VanCise 

The last year in the Mayan calendar, 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, election year in the U.S. and the year for epic goals to be reached.

For get that “one day I’m gonna…..” list and take charge. This year we are going to achieve epic goals. How you say?

Find a quiet place to sit with a pen and notebook. Not your laptop or just some paper. A notebook sized where you can pop it into purse or pocket and carry it with you.  A pen because ink is unchanging, it can’t be erased once on paper. Making what you write down all the more important.

Now on the cover on inside the cover write 2012: My Epic Year. Claim it, be firm that this is going to be the year for epicness.

On the first page write Epic Goals for the title and list at least five goals you want to achieve this year. Not all of them have to be about writing, but make sure they are important to you. Things that will change your life for the better as you accomplish them.

All done? Good me too. Now we are ready to begin our epic journey. Turn the page and write the date and a goal for the day. Daily goals should relate to one of your five epic goals. You can write more than one daily goal if you like.

Examples would be write 2,000 words on novel, write synopsis or outline, clean out desk drawers… etc. Something that could be achieved in one day.

At the end of the day pull your notebook out and write your actual progress under your entry. Even if you didn’t quite make the mark, write down how much you did or how close you came to it. 

The ideal is to take those BIG EPIC GOALS and make them happen, a day at a time. By the end of the first month or so you can look back and see your progress. You are moving forward, you are making your epic dream reality.

So write that novel, publish that book, get your closet cleaned out (hey for some that’s major epic… not my closet of course *cough, cough…) Make 2012 THE EPIC YEAR.


Ruchira Mandal said...

Hmm, my approach to the year is rather laidback compared to yours, but I liked your "taking-the-thing-by-the-scruff" approach quite a lot.
Why are the links not showing up, by the way?

Elise VanCise said...

Thanks Ruchira I like to grab the bull by the horns as they say lol. On the links you have to put your link into the the inlinkz tool on the blog hop page each month, links are no longer stored as it was causing some funky tech issues lol. I added your link to the tool

alberta ross said...

I have made my goals for the year on ROW80 - hope to acheive them all my end of year - managed last year just:) - will be watching you girl - we want a report on progress occasionally - nice post - hope festivities were good and you are refreshed and rested
keep smiling