As we ring in the new year, people everywhere are making New Year’s resolutions.
Promises to start going to the gym. Promises to launch that blog they’ve been thinking about starting. Or write that book they’ve been thinking about writing.
…I’m going to wake up earlier.
…I’m going to read more. I’m going to write more.
…I’m going to start showing up on time to appointments.
This year will be different.
We won’t just talk about doing it, this year, we’ll actually do it.
Looking back at 2011…
How many of you actually accomplished what you set out to accomplish in 2011? Be honest. I know I fell short in a couple of areas, but I closed out the new year strong.
What about this year? What specifically do you want to accomplish? More importantly, what are you going to do to get there?
More Than Just Goals
Don’t just sit there and write out a list of goals. That’s useless. Goals for the most part, are just wishes that never come true. Not for a lack of wanting, or trying, but for a lack of execution. Call it poor planning.
Here’s what you do…
- Make a list of what you want to accomplish. But be very specific. So instead of saying, “I want to double my site traffic this year,” say something like “I want to hit 500,000 page views this year.”
- Then, work backwards. What do you need to do 1 month from now, 3 months from now, 6 months from now, et cetera – to get to where you want to be? Make a schedule, and stick to it. Execute.
As you hit the mark each step of the way, reward yourself for the little victories. You’ll feel good about it, and you’ll build momentum that way to keep moving forward.
What are you waiting for?