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Momentum – What happens when you achieve a goal?

Posted by idawrites on July 21, 2008 in Goals, Planning |

Recently, I finished a project that has consumed the last 4 months of my life. Fearless Couponing has filled every waking moment that hasn’t revolved around work, family, and PTA. It has invaded my dreams and every conversation I’ve had. It is an eerie feeling, not having this project requiring my full attention.

What do I do now? Do I jump into the next project? Wait a while and take a rest? Set new goals? Re-evaluate the old ones? For me, I think the answer is… YES! But not exactly in that order.

First, I’m taking a rest. I may even take a lunch away from my desk!

Second, I’m going to brainstorm a whole list of new blog entries. I’ve already got a list, but I’ve gotten down to the end of it. It’s time for some fresh ideas!

Third, I’m going to re-evaluate my previous goals and do status checks on them. I’ll let the ones that don’t matter fall to the side, and refine the ones that are still important to me and my family. I may even make some of the new goals appropriate for bite sized pieces (yea, probably not…)

What do you do when you’ve achieved a major goal? How much time do you take to recover? How do you keep your momentum going and not get lazy when that amazing feeling of accomplishment sets in?

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