Sunday, 7 August 2011

The importance of discarding unworkable projects (Part 6 of 8)


What are the consequences of this principle? How can we prevent our goals from becoming destructive?

How can we avoid devoting efforts to seemingly important causes that later turn out to be worthless? Here are some practical ideas that you can use:

[1] Quantify the time: Goals that lack a temporal frame have less chances of success. Saying that you want to become a writer is meaningless if you do not come up with a plan.

How many years are you going to devote to writing? How many books do you intend to produce? On which subjects? How long will you need to complete your first manuscript?

To be continued in the next post.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by yeowatzup under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

The importance of discarding unworkable projects (Part 6 of 8)


What are the consequences of this principle? How can we prevent our goals from becoming destructive?

How can we avoid devoting efforts to seemingly important causes that later turn out to be worthless? Here are some practical ideas that you can use:

[1] Quantify the time: Goals that lack a temporal frame have less chances of success. Saying that you want to become a writer is meaningless if you do not come up with a plan.

How many years are you going to devote to writing? How many books do you intend to produce? On which subjects? How long will you need to complete your first manuscript?

To be continued in the next post.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by yeowatzup under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]