I have written down my goals for the day, month, week, year. I have broken them down into personal and career. Although I haven’t always been a stalwart blogger, I have always been pretty good at writing down my goals. Now sticking to them is a different story but “shows that people who wrote down their goals, shared this information with a friend, and sent weekly updates to that friend were on average 33% more successful in accomplishing their stated goals than those who merely formulated goals.”

So I figure I will share them here. I guess the toughest thing about actually following up on goals is holding yourself accountable. Last year I set some pretty lofty goals, and surprisingly followed through on many of them. I failed miserably on others, but looking back, I can see a lot of success. After some analysis I am hovering around the 33% range as far as goal completion. But the truth is, its usually the easy ones that I can handle.

Look for some of my goals to be published soon. This is an experiment for me to see how much I can actually stick to my written word. Feel free to laugh at the loftiness. I would love for you to comment on what works for you, or how you predict the imminent failure, or even post a comment on your own failure, achievements, etc.

I figure I am now in my mid 30s. I might as well give this a real shot and see what I can do in the next 5 years. I have the most stability I have ever had so there really isn’t an excuse.

Thanks for listening again.

UPDATE: I am going to work on the HTML this weekend. I will make this my first goal that I can fail at. I aspire to at least fix the header, adjust the size of the pictures, and maybe add something unique other than the standard template included in the blogger edit menu. Lets see if I can follow through..

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2 Responses to “Some goal setting”

  1. jbentz Says:

    Good luck with achieving your goals. For many people, even writing down our goals should be a goal. Thanks for letting us know we aren’t alone. Have a great day.

  2. Kelly Watson Says:

    You should try the free software at http://www.simpleology. It makes keeping goals and staying productive a piece of cake.

    I bought the book on Amazon.com before I realized that most of it is posted online for free.

    Good luck, and keep us posted!

    Kelly Watson

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