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Towards a Better September Pt II - How I set my Goals
Elsewhere known as UplandDood. Someone who's a citizen of the metaverse. Learning to write...
11 months ago
7 September 2021, Somewhere in the Metaverse - UplandDood (@Just1Dood)
Written 4 September 2021
As I was writing Towards a Better September Part I, I'd decided to split it into a two-parter. Initially, I'd wanted to include my September Goals in that article but it'd have ended up being a long article. I do my best to keep my articles between a 4 - 8 minutes read (i.e. between 600 - 1500 words). Most will be leaning more towards the lower end as I know many of my readers have a lot of articles to read daily.
Both those Noise.Cash and Read.Cash figures were burned into my subconscious mind and I was aware for the most part, what I needed to achieve on the average per day. It was these average to achieve per day that had driven me to meet my goals of reaching those benchmarks.
If you want to know if I've succeeded or not, you can read my August Report Card. In short, I would not have achieved my August goals if I had not set those benchmarks.
Now, let's get back to the above "chicken me" comment. I should have known better, right? I should have a benchmark, correct? But my chicken self had me distracted from committing until I had this next conversation with CoquiCoin. This time it was on the Noise.Cash platform.
I'm sure you're curious about what went on there. Here's the conversation that had my chicken self butt kicked!
As you can see, after a little bit of nudging, I'd committed myself to an $11 per article benchmark for September. My chicken self is still telling me that I'd bitten off more than I could chew.
It was later in the day that when I designed the Better September Calendar that I'd noticed that quote by Michelangelo. That had without a doubt had given my chicken self a swift and forceful kick to Kingdom Come!
Based on my own figure above, I am aiming for a 20% increase. (Note: when I started punching in the figure, my chicken self was telling me to settle for 15%. But remember Michelangelo's quote? I'd upped that 15% suggestion from my chicken self to 20%.)
You know what? I think at 20%, the chicken me was still having an influence. I'm gonna up it to 25%. Take that, you chicken! Lol.
Here are the calculations and setting my benchmark figures.
The quote by Michelangelo has a big impact on my goal setting. Setting a goal too low and reaching it is not much different than not setting a goal and any result, in the end, is acceptable. You know what people say, not having a target means it's a sure hit every time.
The other factor is that I'm glad I'm experiencing the impact of the #BetterSeptember spirit already. If it wasn't for that, I probably wouldn't have had the conversation with CoquiCoin and wouldn't have pushed myself to set higher goals. In order for me to have a better September, I need to have higher goals. That's been set now. I'll look back and evaluate the results at the end of the month.