When an Olympian athlete wins a gold medal, there’s little doubt that the athlete was driven by a big dream and bold action.
To win a gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around, Gabby Douglas, as a fourteen-year-old, bravely left Virginia Beach, VA and traveled about 1,200 miles to West Des Moines, IA to live with a family she didn’t know in a town far different from her home town in order to train with the gymnastics coach of her dreams.
Fifteen-year-old Katie Ledecky won gold in the Olympics women’s 800-meter freestyle. The youngest member of the U.S. Olympian team came within half a second of breaking the world’s record. Even though several reporters talked as if Katie won almost by a fluke, Katie came well-prepared to the race with passion and a plan. Not only was she a bold athlete with a clear vision, but to help her with her dream, her father also took the big step of taking last year off from his work as an attorney to give his time to his daughter’s swimming.
Your Bold Summer Goals
Did you prioritize writing with the expectation that by summer’s end you would have made great progress on the writing front?
Having big goals is not unrealistic. And you need to frequently remind yourself of your big goals and of how important it will be to you to reach those goals.
And Add to that, the Daily Routine
Just as importantly as having the bold dream, you need to pull that big picture down to what you can do each day with your daily writing routine.
As each future Olympian dreamed her big dreams of making the team and winning gold, she also spent hours training each day.
Take heart from the Olympic athletes who didn’t get to where they are by doing everything all at once.
Micro goals are good.
For Successful Writing, Continue with Bold Goals and Hard Work
Most of my dissertation writers and academic writing clients had big goals for the summer. Those writers who seem to be having the most success are those who held a long view and also a short-term view, the big and bold goals as well as the hard work of daily action and routine.
How are you doing with meeting your writing goals this summer? I would love to hear from you.
NancyNancy Whichard, Ph.D., PCC Your International Dissertation Coach and Academic Career Coach www.smarttipsforwriters.com www.dissertationbootcamp.net www.nancywhichard.com nancy @ nancywhichard.com