Imagine playing basketball without a hoop. How would you know where to aim the ball? And how would you know if you’d scored any points?
Now imagine building a writing career/ministry without goals. How would you know where to aim your efforts? And how would you know if you’d succeeded?
Setting goals is the first step in writing success. Once you have set your goals, then you can begin to implement your dream by taking specific action toward its fulfillment.
If you’re wondering about the need to set goals, let Jesus be your example. Scripture tells us that “He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem” where He would die for our sins (Luke 9 :51). Jesus had a goal, and He allowed nothing to stand in the way of His achieving His goal. Nor should we.
If you haven’t yet set goals for your writing, take some time and do so today. There is power in goal-setting. If you don’t know where you’re going, you may not like where you end up. But if you set goals, you will have a far better chance of getting where you want to go, and liking it. 🙂