You may think I am a little late with this post. After all the beginning of the year was about 3 weeks ago now. Most people have already made their New Years Resolutions if they were going to. Many of those people who made New Years Resolutions have already decided not to carry through on their Resolutions.
For me the beginning of 2013 was almost as rocky as most of my 2012 year. Now that that is behind me I am ready to set my goals for 2013 and hope that 2013 got everything out of its system in the first few weeks.
Are New Years Resolutions or Goals For You
If you have not set and/or written down your goals for 2013 yet maybe you think that goals are for everyone else or you do not need to have written goals. Maybe you think your goals are in your head and do not need to be written down because after all goals are goals and it does not matter where they are kept.
That used to be me. I either did not make any goals or I would keep everything in my head. I would keep my goals in my head and when I made my first product I had the whole lay out in my head.
It did not take me long to realize that it was a very bad idea not have goals and almost as bad of an idea to store them in my head. It was definitely a bad idea to keep the lay out to my product in my head. I changed that very quickly.
Not having goals meant that I really never achieved anything and goals that are stored in my head have a way of evolving and changing with whatever is going on at the time.
I would highly recommend having set goals and writing them down.
What Kind Of Goals Should Be Set
I like to set different levels of goals as I find it really hard to keep on track with just big, long term goals. I would suggest setting short term, mid-term and long term goals.
Short Term Goals
These are goals that can be completed on a daily or at most weekly basis. Some of my short term goals are:
- 5 comments
- 1 training
- work on my product
- write 1 post
- write an article
- submit post to blog carnival
- back up my blog
- sent out at least 1 email to my list
These are goals that will take me a month or two to complete. Some of my Mid-Term Goals are: (I put my first two goals here in my mid-term goals because I am very close to finishing and launching my product)
- Finish my product
- Launch my product
- Start having guest posts on my blog
- Look at the arrangement of my blog and make improvements
Long Term Goals
These are goals that will take several months to complete or maybe they are just goals that you see yourself starting and completing later in the year. Some of my long term goals are as follows:
- Make some niche websites
- Do more with PLR
- Think about another product
What About You?
Do you have written goals for 2013? If you have not written your goals down yet it is not to late. I am just doing mine now. I have put most of my goals in this post so you can see what goals might look like if you have not written goals in the past. This also helps me stay accountable. If I have written my goals in a post then I feel really obligated to try to complete all of my goals.
Of course this is just how I do it. Your written goals may look very different. It does not matter what they look like as long as you can look at them during the year and see what it is you are supposed to be doing and where you are going.
Goals really help to stay on track and get things done in a timely matter.
What Do You Think?
Do you think goals are important? Do you write out your goals? Do you have goals? Leave me a comment and tell me what you think about New Years Resolutions and Goals.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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