Use Freewriting To Accomplish Impossible Goals

I like to set impossible goals and impossible expectations.

Partly because it’s inspiring to achieve what was previously believed to be impossible.

Huge goals are impressive.

The shadow side of this tendency is to set impossible expectations because it leads to a kind of failure that supports my negative beliefs.… Read more

5 Heroic Ways to Improve Your Daily Word Count

1. Write in uninterrupted stints

The word to emphasize there is “uninterrupted.” Interruptions include other people, outside obligations, and… yourself.

If you want to get something done with your writing, it’s necessary to actually do the writing. Sounds really simple, doesn’t it?

Well, that’s why it’s a really good idea … Read more

A Rant About the Small Ways We Think Big

He knows himself greatly who never opposes his genius

William Blake

I’m writing today to see if I can add something to the ongoing discussions people have around goal setting and achievement.

I’m basing this post on my own experience of pursuing various goals at various stages. I have experienced … Read more

Just Forget About Your Goals

At least for today, give this a shot:

Let go of all your stinkin’ bigshot goals.

Completely let go. Drop ’em.

Ah. There now. That feels better. Spacious. Now you have room to breathe. What should you do with this beautiful blank slate?

Let’s see what happens when you invite … Read more

Is It Bad to Set Really High Goals?

You’ve heard about the placebo effect, yeah? When people are given pills that do nothing yet they miraculously start to feel better?

The key part of the placebo effect is that the people taking them don’t know the pills do nothing. The placebo effect is about believing that they’re receiving … Read more