Setting Big Goals (or Big Goalposts)

February 2, 2016

The Annals of Bobian

Lately I’ve been hearing about this event Reeyal Peeple go to called The Super Bowl. To my disappointment, most don’t attend in person and it has nothing to do with large bowls of ice cream. However, it does have something to do with today’s post: Big Goalposts.

I have been told that this is a game in the Reeyal World and that it sometimes hangs in the balance on kicking a ball through these rather large goalposts. I’ve also been told by my Social Reality Person that if I mention “Wide Right”, I will be looking for a new Social Reality Person. Those goalposts are important.

I don’t have goalposts, but I do have big goals: I’m planning on putting out five books this year.  Book one is out. The Annals of Bobian is a YA humor book about the importance of ice cream in life. There are probably some life lessons, too, but read it for the time-changing aliens.

I digress. I have four more books planned for this year and my Social Reality Person insists she is putting out a book as well and I may have to deal with Reality on my own for a bit. So we’ll say I have five books coming out, one of them vicariously. Really, it’s the same thing.

Will I actually get all five books out and will they all be quality? Honestly, don’t know. This is always the goal, but sometimes Reality and I have a nebulous relationship. What I do know is that last year I had the goal to put out one book and see if I could get in a second. How many books did I publish? One.

If I don’t put up big goals, I won’t reach for big goals. If I do put up big goals, I might fall a little short, but I’ll do more than I would have if I hadn’t had those goals at all.  As long as I don’t fall “Wide Right”, I should have a good year.  So what are your big goals this year?

By the way, I’m apparently hiring a new Social Reality Person. Some people just can’t take a joke.

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