Strategic goals are an essential element to being productive—even for creatives. You will make progress if you have a strategy propelling your actions + decisions. Read the Marching toward goals blog series by Kate Johnston | Author and Story Coach to learn how can use create a successful goal planning system.

Marching Toward Goals Blog Series

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Strategic goals are an essential element to being productive—even for creatives. You will make progress if you have a strategy propelling your actions + decisions.

In my 4-part blog series on Marching Toward Goal Achievement, you will learn the “sweet spot” in a goal strategy, the definition of a Goal Tier, why some goals fail, the no-fail goal schedule, and how to grow your goals for maximum productivity.

Wrapping all of these lessons together is your natural writing forces — how your own real-world and writer selves work. Knowing under what conditions you work best will help you set goals that make sense and are “growable” for maximum productivity and wins.


The “Sweet Spot” in a Goal Strategy



Why Do Some Goals Fail?



How to Create a Goal Schedule



How to Use Plan and Action to Achieve Goals


Check out the posts and let me know how you’re managing your goal plan!

Have a writerly day!

4 thoughts on “Marching Toward Goals Blog Series

  1. My goal plan is being planned in fits and starts, in between making sure my son’s goal plan is being achieved, LOL. seriously, we’re still working on getting him assigned to a high school that we’re happy with. These kinds of things tend to send my planning into a tailspin….but it won’t last forever. How are you doing?

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    1. I hear you about the high school options. Our public HS is switching over to a competency-based system, so no more As, Bs, Cs, etc. Kids will be assessed on a scale of 1-4, and they’ll be able to retake tests as often as they like. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the benefits of such a system.

      “Experts” claim that this will encourage kids to want to learn because they won’t be so hung up on grades. I’m thinking to myself, “Have you been around an unmotivated kid lately?” It’s not because they feel they are unworthy or lack the skills/brains they need to get good grades. It’s because they have far too many distractions to keep them from being serious about school. Anyway, that’s my very opinionated rant. I could be way off base. I hope I am. I want my kids to be challenged in school, not coddled.

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      1. The one private school that we applied to is competency based. But they also have an entire “science of mind” curriculum and have a pretty progressive approach to how they teach all subjects, so motivation is not an issue. It also usually attracts a lot of kids who either have deep or wide interests. I think a competency-based curriculum succeeds when it’s coupled with innovative teaching. I hope it goes well for you!

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      2. I hope it’ll turn out okay. I see a competency-based curriculum being more successful in a private school setting for many different reasons. Not totally convinced it’s the best approach for a public school, but we’ll find out I guess!


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