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Working Your Goal

In my post on the Goal Writing Blue Print I outlined the steps that a person needs to take in setting and achieving a goal. The 5th step of the Goal Writing Blue Print is to “Plan”. Part of the plan in achieving a major goal is to break the goal down into smaller goals that you can work on a daily or weekly basis. For instance, my “mega” goal I’m currently working towards is to be earning $100,000 or more per year working as a professional blogger by September 1st, 2011.  I obviously can’t just sit back on my haunches and say “Hey I’ve set my goal. Now I just have to sit back and wait for the goal fairy to come along and grant me my goal!”  Denis Waitley, in his book Timing Is Everything, states “Great Companies, careers, projects, relationships, children, health, and inner growth don’t just happen by chance.” If you want to achieve a major goal you actually have to do something; What a CONCEPT!!  That doing something is actually going to be doing lots of somethings.

One of those “somethings” is going to be reviewing your goal on a daily basis. I’ve made it clear that you want to constantly be reviewing your goal, writing it down on a daily basis, thinking about it daily, making it a part of your life. My grandfather once said about money “If you are going to make money you have to eat, sleep and drink money.” You almost have to be obsessive about it. The same thing is true with working towards a major goal. It’s not something you can just write down once and then forget about. Many people will say that the simple task of writing a goal down is the difference between achieving it or not. I’m not always the most argumentative person, but I’d definitely argue with that. I’ve written down PLENTY of goals and unfortunately there are many of them that I never accomplished. It takes work. If you haven’t done what is necessary to create that “intense desire” to achieve your goal to the point where you are ready to do what it takes to attain it you are not going to have the results you would like to have. Make sure you write down your goal on a regular basis. At least write it down a few times a week.  Review it daily; morning and night.

The other somethings will be done on a daily and a weekly basis. In your plan you want to do something every single day that is going to move you towards the accomplishment of your goal. Ask yourself each day when you are reviewing your goal what it is that can be done today that will move you towards your goal. For me, I make it a point to visit the sites of other bloggers and constantly research what it will take to make my blog successful.  I’ve made it a point, a smaller goal, to visit 2createawebsite on a regular basis. If it’s not daily it’s almost every day. Lisa Irby, the owner of 2createawebsite.com, has all kinds of great information for someone starting out in the blogging field. So far, in my research and following blogs, 2createawebsite is the best one I’ve come across. I wouldn’t be mentioning  it as much as I do if I didn’t feel that way. That’s just one example of many of the things I work on regularly; daily and weekly.

If you persevere and work your goal it’s going to make a difference in getting the results you want. Believe it can be done and do what it takes to make it happen.



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