Allow me to show some examples of goal setting.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? That time of year where we realize how we either had a great year or it just wasn’t our year. Then we make those incredible forecasts like “new year, new me.” And, we resolve to be better in a little while than we are right now…
If you haven’t caught it yet, I think it’s a little ridiculous.
If you’re going to be better, start right now.
But, I do believe in setting and achieving goals; bigly.
Where dey at doe??? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4) Where is your goals list?
How long is this gonna be?
As I considered this article, I thought it would be pretty consistent with a lot the things I write. Maybe about 700 – 1000 words and a few links to a couple other articles or resources. Nope.
I kinda believe in goals in a passionate way. And, I think that we largely understand goals and goal setting on a primary level; not with a deep understanding, though. We talked early on about the difference between desires and goals. We also looked at why not understanding the difference may set you up for failure.
I now understand that to really dig into goals, I am going to start my first ever series of articles. So over the next few weeks, we will dig deeper into understanding the types of goals, which are most beneficial, and how to determine what your goals should really be. We are also going to talk about some things that should never be goals but often are.
Before we go further… my goals
Before we jump into all that good stuff, I want to share my Selfiepreneur goals with you.
We talked about accountability in the article on deadlines. Now, I want to make myself accountable to you by both sharing my goals here, and posting them in a special place on the site so we can track them together. Plus, I’m going to need your help with a few. Use these as goal setting examples for yourself too!
My 2017 Selfiepreneur goals (as they stand in December 2016):
- 5000 subscribers to podcast/email list
- Weekly articles and episodes on time.
- 3 speaking engagements
- Write the book, Building Better Habits
- Create a series with podcast guests
- Be featured on 10 podcasts by March
- Share regular updates and goals tracking on Selfiepreneur website.
- Spend $500 on promotion
- Physically meet with at least 5 notable people that talk about personal development or learning out loud.
- Get published in the Huffington Post.
We will talk more about my Selfiepreneur goals and why this list will likely change in future articles or we can dig in right here in the comments section.
A quick tip
Without getting too far into the content for some of the upcoming articles, I want to share a quick affirmation tip when setting your goals.
First, you have got to write them down. Not just write them down, but put them in front of you so you can see them often and without intention. Your goals should be posted “in your way” so you will constantly be reminded of them.
Second, upgrade your goal statement with two words; I will. In my first bullet above it simply says “5000 subscribers to podcast/email list.” Here is the upgrade:
- I will gain 5000 subscribers to the podcast/email list.
That simple statement makes you aware of the effort and commitment it takes. It’s a reminder that these things aren’t just going to happen for you. You have to put in the work to make them happen. And, of course, wherever there is intention there should also be expectation (www.selfiepreneur.com/19).
What to look forward to
Over the next few weeks, I will post articles on understanding goals and how to set them. I am also recording a free video course on goal settings that will be available to you by January. If you are on my email list, you will be notified as soon as it is available with a link directly to the course.
Today I have created a creative upgrade for displaying your goals list. You can grab it for free by submitting your email below.
Let’s be better; together.