Slow and Steady Sets the Pace
Pacesetter Michelle Buonfiglio talks about her plan to reach her UYS 2009 goals.
Like right now, I’m wishing I hadn’t shot off my mouth and dared readers and bloggers to whoop my goals of ten thousand pages read and/or words written for UYS ’09.
I figured it out when I spent yesterday holed up, trying to get a head start on things. Scored about 700 pages, but zilch Mom of the Year points. Today, trying desperately to catch up on work, I’ve only written 800 words. Looks like you shall well and truly spank my goals by the time UYS wraps September 28.
But I’ll happily have my ego throttled, ’cause that spells success, and that’s what UYS is about. Well, not about abject humiliation before one’s peers, but rather, leaping outside our comfort zones.
Maybe the idea of asking for donations creeps you out. I totally hear you. But most of us are happy to give even $1 when a friend asks for a good cause, so consider yourself a success when you do the asking even once.
Perhaps the thought of setting a goal “in print” on your blog embarrasses you. Last year, I didn’t reach my donation goal, but I tried and also worked hard promoting and writing about UYS often – and not just for the word count, you cheeky things. So I consider my participation a success, simply because I lent a hand.
Mae West said, “Anything worth doing, is worth doing slowly.” As a fan of sexy romance, that appeals. And at the start of this year’s UYS event, I’m going to take it a little easy on myself and invite you to do the same: set a UYS goal, grab a book or your keyboard, have a little fun and give raising some funds for CF research your best shot.
Let the slow and worthy doin’ begin!
What’s your UYS success story? What’s your ’09 plan for success?