- First, it forces me to sit down and figure out what I would like to accomplish within the given time frame.
- Second, it enables me to go back and look at my goals to see what I have been able to do and what I need to focus on. I usually review what I have written about half way through the month (for monthly goals).
- Finally, the fact that I have written and published these goals holds me accountable to my readers and offers motivation to complete the task.
My readers will also know that I prefer to set goals and then establish tasks that will ultimately lead to those results. While I have traffic and income goals, I can't make anyone visit or read my blog or articles. Nor can I force anyone to click on any ads.
Instead, I will focus my efforts on content and networking. Keep this in mind when I make my goals for 2010 and publish them in my next post.
How do you make goals? Do you write them down? Do you make them easy or try to stretch yourself?