Comments on "500 words a day (or so)" - Faerye Net 2008-08-20T21:55:50+00:00 re: aside and Strange 2008-08-20T21:55:50+00:00 2008-08-20T21:55:50+00:00 <p>What I have found is that if I set a goal, fail in part or in whole, and then beat myself up about it, I am less likely to continue to work towards the goal in future. As if the energy invested in the resolution has been vented in self-upbraidment and has thus been released from the goal.</p> <p>Thus, the &#8216;soft&#8217; goal, which is a hopeful goal with an explicit &#8220;no kicking myself&#8221; rule. So far, so good.</p> Felicity Strange 2008-08-20T19:26:36+00:00 2008-08-20T19:26:36+00:00 <p>Sister_Sledge,</p> <p>Not to dishonor your opinion, but I find myself similar in nature, and have seen little impact on productivity. Can&#8217;t really comment on self-esteem, I can&#8217;t recall where I last left it. It does, however, seemingly allow for high self-worth regardless of self-esteem.</p> Novel aside 2008-08-20T12:47:28+00:00 2008-08-20T12:47:28+00:00 <p>As someone who berates herself for falling short on a daily basis, I can testify that it does not have a positive impact on productivity. Nor self-esteem.</p> sister_sledge