Friday, March 12, 2010

March 12: One Goal Friday

Last Friday we each set one goal. The catch? It wasn't work-related. I enjoyed reading everyone's comments and can't wait to hear how you did.
Here's the round-up:

Katie G: Read a book to son each night
Jennifer S: Run three miles and write 4K
Janna: Eat better
Karen: Watch calories
Beauty: Visit two godchildren
Jody: Walk with daughters and dog on warm days
Wendy: Drink more water
Diane: Date night with hubby
Joanne: Shopping and dinner with daughters
Tamika: Three nights snuggled on the couch with hubby
Tess: Find joy in moments and laugh with kids
Sallyo: Load pictures onto digital frame
Kara: P90X workout and read bedtime story to kids each day
Patti: Give "The Rythym of Secrets" to editor
Erica: Play board game with son
Maria: Pamper daughter for her 18th birthday
Elana: Workout for 30 minutes, four days this week
Nancy: Say "Hello Beautiful" in mirror (love this!!)
Robyn: Stick to diet
Susan J. R: Relax and enjoy sunshine
Quiet Spirit: Continue progress on house work
Sherrinda: Clean out closet and enjoy sunshine
Lisa and Laura: Finish reading current book
Jeanette: Exercise three times

And my snazzy goal: give myself a manicure and pedicure

So... How did you do? I almost put it off. It's so easy to put these things off, isn't it? But I could not let you down. Monday night, I clipped, filed, and painted, and guess what? It felt great and my nails look decent. Best of all, I feel terrific!

This week, feel free to list ANY goal--it can be work, family, health, or just about you.

Here's mine: I will finish studying James Scott Bell's Revision and Self-Editing.

What would make you feel terrific this week? What one goal could you accomplish?

Please list your goal in the comments and check back next Friday for a progress report!
Have a great weekend!


  1. My goal: do an actual BIBLE STUDY everyday - not just remember to read the Word on Friday night!! :(

  2. Not to worry and obsess about The Eldest's trip to Rome on her Spring Break

  3. Last week didn't quite pan out the way I planned. But I'm willing to give it another stab.

    In addition this coming week I'm unplugging so I would love to get a stellar word count in. Please Jesus!

  4. I would like to complete two articles that I've had on my to-do list for a while. That would be wonderful:)
    Blessings and Happy Weekend,

  5. I will finish my rewrites. I'm so close I can taste it.

  6. The shopping and dinner definitely happened - good times :)

    Next week I'd like to finish a lingering revision of one section of my memoir manuscript.

    Have a nice weekend!

  7. Hi Jill, I think this "one goal Friday" is a great idea. Here's mine for next week: Send off my taxes! Patrice

  8. My goal--to finish editing a friend's book!!

  9. I'm so sad I missed out on that. Sometimes work, two small children, writing, and my editing business get so overwhelming that I forget to check my blogs (and those are usually the most fun!). I will have to catch the next Goal Setting event...

  10. Last week's goal was not met.....(hanging head and looking shamed) Maybe this week it will be to submit to a new agent for attempted representation. :O)

  11. When I saw my sticky note to say "Hello Beautiful," I looked in the mirror and smiled. It was a great boost. My computer is right in front of the mirror so I have to look. I may as well make it a pleasant experience.

    My goal for this week is:"Fret not." I'm starting right now.

  12. Hand ROS to editor. Not yet. Actually, I misread the instructions. I want to hand it off by Tuesday (yeah, right).

    Sigh. Back to work!!!


  13. Succeeded in pampering our girl for her 18th!! Lots of fun, too! Even had a chance to blog about it!! Goal for next week? Pull together my 30-day devotional and hunt for a home for it!

  14. LOL! I'm glad you reminded me about my goal. I did relax some. The sunshine found me while I ran around doing errands.

    Next week's goal: Continue working on re-formatting and consolidating my first book into one document. (Each chapter is in a separate document at the moment.)

    Susan :)

  15. Write daily. Not pretend to, but actually do it.

  16. Ack I missed goal day! My goal? FOrce my WIP to make sense and hypnotize me again.

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  18. I didn't do so well. Had a down time dealing with insomnia. But I did make some progress yesterday,(Friday) evening.

    This week, I intend to study a writing craft book by Ethel Herr- An Introduction to Christian Writing.

  19. Awesome new goals, everyone!

    For everyone who met theirs--yay!!

    For everyone who didn't--hey, there's always this week, right? :)

    Thank you very much for stopping by!!

  20. Goals are scary stuff. Like you said, they are so easy to chicken out of. I tend to make vague ones, so I don't feel like I didn't completely achieve

    Thing is, I am beginning to think it is still better to make them, so I have to think of something. By work related, I assume you mean writing? In which case the list will look something like this:

    - clean my room
    - do the laundry
    - do that pedicure I've been thinking of giving myself
    - oh, and that corn chowder won't prepare itself

    I'll pick one ... later :-)



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