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Setting Goals and Keeping Yourself Accountable Thoughts and Opinions

neo | Jan, 4 2014 at 12:01 UTC | Thoughts and Opinions

I've spent a decent amount of time away from blogging, and for some of it I even kept away from composing. I didn't lose interest, I just became overwhelmed with the birth of my son, Lucas. That is all fine and well, but sadly putting music to the wayside became habit. Was it the lack of projects? Was it the lack of focus? While those played into it, the biggest issue was a lack of goals, and a lack of ways to keep myself accountable.

It's quite easy in the creative world to fall into the trap of waiting for inspiration. The problem is it won't always strike when it's convenient. I've actually found it to prefer times when it's completely inconvenient. If I can't count on inspiration, what can I count on? Well, turns out that organization does wonders.

If I look back to past assignments, it's quite obvious that schedules are amazing tools. Set the times and be there. You may not feel inspired when you start, but going through the motions may just create the inspiration you need. Your most daunting task has all of a sudden become an exciting adventure.

Progress is made and you feel great, all because you set the goal and kept yourself accountable.