How To Set Goals And Achieve Them

Here's how to set Your Blog goals and achieve them step by step guide.

When it comes to chasing the dreams of starting a successful blog. the only way I know to track our progress is to create milestones.


Blogging Milestones show us what we are accomplishing and allow us to see how we accomplish even more. 


If you have stopped to read any of the statistics or articles on goal setting before, you will have read two things. 


People who start creating a blog without goals are not as successful as they hope to be. In fact, the majority of wantrepreneur bloggers, who don’t write down their blog goals are less likely to accomplish them. 



When I started my blog back in the day, there were few places you can go and access training resources that could teach you as a blog beginner how to start a blog as a side hustle and make money from blogging. 

 

Today, the opportunity for learning new ways of earning a living are widely available online thanks to platforms like Skillshare, Udemy and many others that offer on-demand skills training. 

 

What I have also found over the last 10 years, is how fast the high street shopping experience if quickly disappearing along with retail job opportunities that used to be the stamping ground for new labor entering the job market. 

 

So in the grand scheme of things, if you do not have a marketable skill, in the next five years, you will not be able to find the job security that used to be enjoyed by most workers today.

 

No day passes by without hearing of 100 year old brands that used to be kings of the high street are no longer available on the high streets.

 

Dream chasing is how important goals are in the grand picture of seeing your dreams come true. 

Your blogging Goals gives you momentum to push through adversity we experience while chasing our dreams. 

 

This year’s annual goal review is no different me, though I know that there is a huge push from certain quarters not to set goals. I sincerely do believe that setting a goal for your online business or simply a career aptitude is of great importance now than ever. 

 

Yes! People are sharing about how terrible they felt last year when they failed to meet their goals or how they never really followed through with achieving them. 

 

So, if you are among those question whether we should even be setting goals for 2019 to try to see our dreams come true, my answer is YES! 

 

The problem for so many people is that they haven’t created goals which will help them succeed. 

 

And their inability to follow through because of fear or poor goal creation holds them back. This was me about ten years ago. I would set business as well as personal goals at the beginning of the year, and then never go back and look at them. 

 

I would have these really vague, general ideas of things I wanted to accomplish, but never created action steps or any plans to achieve anything. 

 

No wonder those were probably some of my worst financial performing years ever. I started one blog after another with no success to show for. It wasn’t until when I started creating S.MARTER Goals that I saw a huge change to my life and business growth.

And it hit me, this is why my goals previously failed.

 

Set SMART Goals For Your Blog.

You have probably heard of the SMART goal system. This is a great system for any blogger. In fact, when I finally got tired of never accomplishing my goals, I learnt about it and started to see some of my goals achieved. 

 

And then, I learned about the “ER” in goal setting. And if you are a blog owner, now is the time to start putting some goals together using the SMARTER System. 

Set Specific Blog Goals 

Sounds pretty simple right? Just write something down that is specific. And for many online business owners, the question is:

How Specific does My Blogging Goals  Need To Be? 

Well, here is how specific your goals have to be: the more specific you are, the easier it will be to quantify your results along the way. 

 

For example, if you want to grow your blog traffic, to be more specific, how much traffic do you want to gain and how long is it going to take for you to hit your goal? Better yet, what traffic would you like to attract in the end of pursuing your goal?

 

How To Set Goals And Achieve Them


When it comes to chasing the dreams of starting a successful blog. the only way I know to track our progress is to create milestones.

 

Blogging Milestones show us what we are accomplishing and allow us to see how we accomplish even more.

 

If you have stopped to read any of the statistics or articles on goal setting before, you will have read two things.

 

People who start creating a blog without goals are not as successful as they hope to be. In fact, the majority of wantrepreneur bloggers, who don’t write down their blog goals are less likely to accomplish them.

 

When I started my blog back in the day, there were few places you can go and access training resources that could teach you as a blog beginner how to start a blog as a side hustle and make money from blogging.

 

Today, the opportunity for learning new ways of earning a living are widely available online thanks to platforms like Skillshare, Udemy and many others that offer on-demand skills training.

 

What I have also found over the last 10 years, is how fast the high street shopping experience if quickly disappearing along with retail job opportunities that used to be the stamping ground for new labor entering the job market.

 

So in the grand scheme of things, if you do not have a marketable skill, in the next five years, you will not be able to find the job security that used to be enjoyed by most workers today.

 

No day passes by without hearing of 100 year old brands that used to be kings of the high street are no longer available on the high streets.

 

Dream chasing is how important goals are in the grand picture of seeing your dreams come true.

 

Your blogging Goals gives you momentum to push through adversity we experience while chasing our dreams.

 

This year’s annual goal review is no different me, though I know that there is a huge push from certain quarters not to set goals. I sincerely do believe that setting a goal for your online business or simply a career aptitude is of great importance now than ever.

 

Yes! People are sharing about how terrible they felt last year when they failed to meet their goals or how they never really followed through with achieving them.

 

So, if you are among those question whether we should even be setting goals for 2019 to try to see our dreams come true, my answer is YES!

 

The problem for so many people is that they haven’t created goals which will help them succeed.

 

And their inability to follow through because of fear or poor goal creation holds them back. This was me about ten years ago. I would set business as well as personal goals at the beginning of the year, and then never go back and look at them.

 

I would have these really vague, general ideas of things I wanted to accomplish, but never created action steps or any plans to achieve anything.

 

No wonder those were probably some of my worst financial performing years ever. I started one blog after another with no success to show for. It wasn’t until when I started creating S.MARTER Goals that I saw a huge change to my life and business growth. And it hit me, this is why my goals previously failed.

 

Set SMART Goals For Your Blog.

 

You have probably heard of the SMART goal system. This is a great system for any blogger. In fact, when I finally got tired of never accomplishing my goals, I learnt about it and started to see some of my goals achieved.

 

And then, I learned about the “ER” in goal setting. And if you are a blog owner, now is the time to start putting some goals together using the SMARTER System.

 

Set Specific Blog Goals

Sounds pretty simple right? Just write something down that is specific. And for many online business owners, the question is:

 

How Specific does My Blogging Goals  Need To Be?

 

Well, here is how specific your goals have to be: the more specific you are, the easier it will be to quantify your results along the way.

 

For example, if you want to grow your blog traffic, to be more specific, how much traffic do you want to gain and how long is it going to take for you to hit your goal? Better yet, what traffic would you like to attract in the end of pursuing your goal?

 
Regardless of whether you want to make money or lose weight, a specific goal says this: I will do A.B.C to bring in 30K pageviews that will earn me 2000K.

 

The key here is to quantify our goals. To make a goal measurable, we need to be able to see progress over time.

Say your goal is to write and launch an online course, how do we make it measurable?

 

You will need to make it very specific and measurable by going into more detail which you can track.

A specific goal for writing and launching an online course is:

I will complete writing a 40,000-word course material.

Set Actionable Blog Goals.

Every blog goal should be actionable in terms of getting somewhere. However, when writing goals for our blog, we are talking about writing them down as an actionable step by step building block system.

 

A goal is actionable when it is immediately clear what action needs to be taken to accomplish it. A simple way to make items actionable is to begin them with a verb. So try this: I will read 24 books about starting a profitable blog in 2019.

Set Relatable Blog Goals

The ‘R’ in the equation is relevant or relatable. Is your goal relevant or relatable to your life? When you are setting goals, this is the pragmatic look at what you want to do. When you set a goal you need to think about your current situation.

 

Some people will tell you to make a ‘10X Goal,’ create a goal that is nearly impossible to force you to stretch yourself. While I think this is good, it’s not for blog beginners, or for someone struggling at their goals.

 

Instead, you need to create goals you can accomplish at your stage in life.

 

Are you a father of three small children who works two jobs? You may not be able to set a side-hustle to work 3 hours a day if you want to reach your dream goal of turning that side hustle into a fulltime income fast.

Try this: I will increase my earnings by 10%, my start percent is X.

Set Time Bound Blog Goals

Every goal needs a deadline. Why? So you are forced to take action in a certain timeframe. Simply saying you will do something isn’t good enough.

 

You need to say when you will complete it. This way you will need to map your path to success. Otherwise, you will always have the goal but never have the urgency to accomplish it.

 

Going back to the start a Profitable blog, and launch an online course example: I will write a 40,000-word coursework material by December 31st, 2019.

Set Blog Goals You Can Evaluate

Evaluate – This is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to your blogging goals. With the way how content marketing continues to change, we need to regularly evaluate our progress, blogging tactics and blog monetization methods too.

 

When I ask people how often they looked at their blog goals, they say “A few times over the year.”

 

This is why people fail at their goals. I evaluate my goals every month and every week I read them. And my weekly goals are further diced into day to day goals. This helps me to get out of bed and do the work needed to meet my goal for the day, which collectively makes up to weekly goals that make into monthly goals and annual goals.

 

By chopping my goals into these bite-sized chunks, makes them easy to achieve and remember what I am trying to do and makes sure I take action every week.

Set Blog Goals That Have A Reward System Built-In

If there is anything you do differently about your goals, this needs to be it. Reward – Every goal and milestone needs a reward. The human brain is hardwired for productivity when it is being rewarded. We love getting something for a job well done. And when we are working towards our dreams, these little-earned items help us to celebrate our milestones and be ready for the next step.

 

Turns out that the body produces good chemicals called dopamine. These chemicals are useful neurotransmitters also known as neurons. And their principal job is to send signals to other cells.

The brain includes several of these distinct dopamine pathways, one of which plays a major role in the motivational component of reward-motivated behavior.

 

Here is an example of a reward for paying off debt: Pay off debt by December 31st. Buy one thing for $100 you would never buy for yourself. You may have really struggled with goals before. And if you’re like me, you might have even failed all of the goals you set for yourself in a year. But this doesn’t have to be true of you anymore.

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

I love this quote because it reminds me how the goals we set for ourselves now, no matter our age or station in life, will help us change our story in the end. They will help us chase our dreams and see them come true. Start Your Profitable Blog Today and turn it into a full-time income in the next 24 months. To your Success!

 

Eddie
 

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