Setting and Keeping Goals + February Blog Goals | 01/29/2016

Anybody else struggle with goal setting/keeping? I've been wanting to make goals for my blog in February, and started to research some t...

Anybody else struggle with goal setting/keeping? I've been wanting to make goals for my blog in February, and started to research some tips for setting and keeping goals. Scroll to the end of the post if all you want to see are my blog goals for February, but here are 10 tips for setting and keeping goals.

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1. Be realistic. I mean really, we all want to be able to run a marathon and then become president of the united states and then rule the world, but really. Let's just take things one step at a time.

2. Write them down. Post the on social media. Make a video of them. Whatever, just so their not just in your head. because trust me. you'll "forget" them.

3. Have short term goals.Sometimes seeing success in a short amount of time makes it easier in the long run.

4. Plan how to attack your goals. PLAN PLAN PLAN PLAN PLAN PLAN. Wait, have I told you to plan yet? Because you aint goin nowhere if you don't know have a map. plan it out. I use a daily planner, but there are other options like a good old fashioned notebook or Google Calendar.

5. Keep going even if you fail. The worst thing you can do is give up.

6. Hustle hard. You want to succeed? You gonna have to work, babe.

7. Review your goals often. Maybe tattoo them on your hands? JK.

8. Have smart goals: This is taken from the mindtools website (mindtools.com/page6):
SMART Goals: A useful way of making goals more powerful is to use the SMART mnemonic. While there are plenty of variants (some of which we've included in parenthesis), SMART usually stands for:
  • S – Specific (or Significant).
  • M – Measurable (or Meaningful).
  • A – Attainable (or Action-Oriented).
  • R – Relevant (or Rewarding).
  • T – Time-bound (or Trackable).
For example, instead of having "to sail around the world" as a goal, it's more powerful to use the SMART goal "To have completed my trip around the world by December 31, 2015." Obviously, this will only be attainable if a lot of preparation has been completed beforehand!
 9. Be okay with changing your goals. I mean, obviously, don't change your goals from run a 10k to run 1 mile just because you can't do it in one day, but do be okay with changing your goals as situations change.

10. Celebrate completed goals!!

Now, I'm sure you all wanted to here my goals for this website for February, so here we go:
1. Connect with 5 other bloggers
2. Join 5 Link ups
3. Have 3 Guest Writers on the blog
4. Get 25 followers on GFG
5. Get 50 follower on Pinterest
5. Get 50 followers on Instagram
6. Get 100 Followers on Twitter
If I complete all my goals, I will spend one night eating brownies and watching a TV show of choice. Cheers.

What goals do you have for your blog/life?? LMK!!!

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5 comments

  1. I saw the title and I was like, YAS! I NEED THIS!! Thanks for the tips!

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  2. This is such a fabulous list! I tend to over-plan when I set goals. xD I just get some kind of indication (from idk where?? the mirror??) that I am in fact superwoman and I can do EVERYTHING. And then I don't do everything and instead do a fraction of it and feel like a failure because there's still 800 other things that I didn't get to scratch off my to-do list. I'M A PERFECTIONIST WORKHORSE MONSTER AND I NEED HELP. tips?

    Ugh all of these are soo true and I need to apply them to my life ASAP. xD I like that SMART method and your goals for February sound great! I hope you achieve them all and enjoy dem brownies. :)

    love,
    abbiee

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    1. Your comments make my day!! Um, yes you basically are superwoman, but even superwoman can't do everything. It's all okay. (cue elsa) let it go, let it GOOOOO. Frankly, I don't have any tips for you right now about being a perfectionist workhorse monster because I'm in the same boat. lol. love you!!

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  3. I hope you were able to achieve all of these goals and more!! I'm a big believer in using smart goals as well. Thanks for joining the linkup! :)

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