05 Nov Hey Goals Hey…
I am absolutely a goal setter! Working towards a specific goal keeps me working towards something. That does not mean that life does not still get in the way or better yet my mind gets in the way. So my current goals are weight loss, I am trying to lose about 40 pounds. 40 pounds is the short term goal. I am working to grow Ambition and Transformers plus I have decided I really want to get into blogging. Yes I added something else, like all the other stuff wasn’t enough. You can say that I am overly ambitious at times and then I become very annoyed with myself.
So I came up with a way to measure my goal achievement better. I decided that maybe if I couple my newest goal with my goal tracking that maybe I will be able to become a better achiever.
Check out my 6 steps from becoming a better achiever and not just a setter.
- Set the goal.
You can’t achieve something that isn’t there.
- Create a plan of action.
What is necessary for you to achieve your goal? What steps or small goals fit inside of that end goal?
- Create a realistic schedule.
By realistic, I mean realistic. Many times we create these timelines that are only realistic if we lived inside the goal. How much time can you really dedicate? Is daily really an option? Think about it like this, especially in the sense of business, would you prefer to give your audience more over time or take away from. I would rather give them more so I have decided to start out slow with a long term goal of increasing my time dedication.
- Fully engage.
If you are not actually following your action plan and your schedule how can you honestly reach the goal line.
- Commit to progress checks.
One of the pieces that hurts us the most is not checking in periodically on where we are in terms of our goal. How do you were how much weight you’ve lost if you haven’t gotten on the scale? How do you know how many new readers that you have gained if you aren’t checking your metrics? Don’t wait until the goal is supposed to be reached to check in on it. Adjustments may need to be made so commit to at minimum monthly goal checks.
- Pace yourself. It is easy to set too many goals at once. That goes back to #3, creating a realistic schedule. Instead of trying to start working on 6 goals at the same time, think about starting a new one every week, two weeks or even month. Give your self some time to become comfortable with the addition to your current schedule. Once one becomes a habit then you can begin to incorporate the next. This can help from becoming overwhelmed from the introduction of some many new things at once.
The goal I am starting with is consistent blogging. Twice a week. So far so good.
Until next week, Be Ambitious!