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February - March 2008
Thank you, readers, for responding to the survey
I sent in January. Your responses are helping me decide what's next for WaterCooler. While I work
this out, I'll depart a bit from the traditional structure and offer this timely nudge from Suzanne Lieurance,
who invites us to take stock of where we are, and where we're going—now that the enthusiasms of
our New Year's goals have cooled a bit.
Evaluate Your Progress So Far!
You probably set some goals for yourself at
the first of the year. You even wrote them down and tucked the list
Well, this year, don't wait for December to roll around
before you start evaluating your progress toward those goals.
Do it at the end of each and every month.
Today, look over the list of goals you made at
the first of the month. Check off the goals you have already reached and
Notice the goals you had already forgotten about, and put those at the top of the list now.
This month, you start anew, knowing exactly how much progress you have
already made toward your goals, so you know exactly what you STILL need
to do in the coming months to reach them all.
is Founder, Director, and Coaching Coordinator for
The National Writing for
Children Center, Home of the Children's Writers Coaching Club,
P.O. Box 8422, Kansas City, MO 64114. Lieurance publishes an inspirational
daily eletter and provides coaching services for writers.
Reprinted with permission.