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What Are Your Goals for 2008?

We started a new year and I have not seen a post about goal setting, although I may have missed it.  Everyone talks about resolutions and even on other blogs they are talking about what you are doing. 

Well, resolutions are made to be broken, right?  And it doesn’t matter at all what you are doing unless you have goals to focus on.  So, stop wasting time doing things you shouldn’t be doing or breaking this year’s “promises”, get off your keister, and make things happen!!

I guess a big question is whether or not you even know how to set goals in the first place.  You may have big plans, but if they are large and do not set little milestones to keep you on track, you will likely fail to meet your goals.  Here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself…

  • Are you setting up goals that are realistic?  Unrealistic goals bring failure, followed by a deep desire to just quit.  Hardly a way to succeed.
  • Are you setting daily, weekly, monthly and annual goals?  Have you heard of “baby steps”.  They work in setting goals and help you stay on track and ensure realistic goals.
  • Are you setting goals for 2-, 3-, 5-years, and beyond?  Short term goals are essential to meeting longer term goals, but you also have to maintain a vision of where you want to be and adjust that vision as necessary to survive in the changing market.
  • Do you have goals set for your blog as well as your main business?  Your blog is an integral part of your business, but as a separate entity, it should have its own goals as well. 
  • Do your goals cover financial issues, business volume, marketing, etc.?  Your goals should incorporate every facet of your business, so don’t leave anything out.  Leaving out essential components will allow confusion to take place, further deviating from future goals.  Goals are also best set working backward, just like you should be approaching real estate investing.

I could probably add a few things, but you should have a clear idea of what I am talking about to help you make 2008 a success.  If you want to check out my goals for my own blog, you can find them here.

If you have any other questions you think people should be asking themselves, please add them in the comments.  Let’s all work together to make 2008 one to remember.

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