Achieving My Goals In The New Year
Before I share with you what I plan to do to achieve my goals in the new year, I want to firstly wish you a Happy New Year, 2011, and wish you great success in every area of your life this year.
At this time, when a new year is just beginning, I usually assess my performance in the previous year and note areas where I could have done better in achieving my goals. Though I strive to achieve all my goals for the year, the truth is that I donâ€™t always achieve them all. However, I do achieve a significant portion of it, and each year I work to increase my performance over the previous year.
One of my top goals for last year was to achieve a certain monthly income from my online business. But I didnâ€™t get to the target. I have realized why I didnâ€™t meet my target and Iâ€™m going to share it with you, including what I intend doing this year to achieve that monthly income target from my online activities, which is still one of my major goals for the new year.
If you didnâ€™t quite achieve the goals you set for yourself in the past year, you donâ€™t need to worry; you could learn one or two things from my experience and what Iâ€™m going to be doing this new year to make them happen, which you can also apply to your life.
And if you havenâ€™t been setting goals for yourself, it is not too late to begin this year. Success can never be achieved in any area of life without one first knowing what exactly they want to achieve, and then mapping out a plan to realizing them. You may not achieve all your set goals, but certainly, you will achieve some, and this will give you the confidence to face the future. You would have learnt a lot from the experience, knowing what works and what doesnâ€™t.
Coming back to my last yearâ€™s online business experience, and why I didnâ€™t meet my targeted income level, and what Iâ€™m going to be doing in the new year to achieve my goal:
I realize I wasnâ€™t quite focused on my online business activities last year. At different times in the year I found myself drifting away from my online commitment to other engagements, and that meant I didnâ€™t have time to do what I needed to do to build and promote my websites before they can start generating the kind of income I was expecting.
To compound the challenge I was having, I currently have five websites that Iâ€™m personally managing. For each of them to succeed they need to be attended to adequately, and I virtually starved them for long all through last year. None of them was adequately fed with content or promoted properly.
The good thing about these websites is that even with my little attention to them, they still made some money, meaning that if I could give more time and attention to them, their earnings will definitely multiply. And that is what Iâ€™m going to be doing this year.
If you are running an online business, or you own a website that you hope would be making you money consistently, there are no two ways about it, you will need to give it adequate attention, build and promote it extensively until it reaches the point that it could start making the expected income.
In the new year, I will be concentrating almost totally on three of my websites. I will resist every temptation to divert my attention away from these websites or to launch another one. I will build the selected websites and promote them extensively until I achieve my income goal for them.
I must point out here that though I will be working on three websites this year, more attention will be given to one of the three. And by the ending of the year, Iâ€™m confident this one would have become huge. It is better to work on one website at a time, especially if you are new to online business; build and grow it to success before launching another one. Your success in achieving your goals is surer this way than working on several websites at the same time.
Another thing I will be taking seriously this year to be able to achieve my goals is working on my time management skill.
There are only 24hrs in a day, and that included time for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, time for washing or cleaning; time for sleeping, and time for doing other things that are not related to achieving your goals, but are equally important to your wellbeing.
To be able to achieve your goals, it means you must be able to manage the time you have for the activities that concern your goals well, and ensure you use that time only for the activities that will enable you reach your goals, and nothing else â€“ you must guide against competing activities eating into the time you have allotted for meeting your goals.
I will definitely improve on my time management, and allot more hours to working on the selected websites this year. This would mean reducing the time I spend on other activities, including the time I spend with my family. Iâ€™m sorry to say this, I surely love my family and would love nothing more than to be with them every minute of the day, but the fact before me right now is that I have lots of work to do to take my online business to the level the I desire, and it must be done this year.
But that doesnâ€™t mean Iâ€™m going away from their sight for the whole year, no, that wonâ€™t happen, I will still create opportunities to spend quality time with them. Itâ€™s just that I wonâ€™t be able to spend as much time as I used to with them this year.
Thatâ€™s what I have resolved to do this year, and I know the fortune of my websites will be a lot different by the close of the year.
What do you need to do to achieve your set goals for the year? If you have identified it, great! But you have to back it with ACTION. You need to actually DO it for the result to show. Knowing what to do is not enough to reaching your goal, it is DOING what has to be done that produces the desired result.
Be mindful of the fact that as you set out to achieve your goals in the new year, there will be many obstacles and challenges on the way, which would want to lure you away from doing the necessary work required. You must keep your eye fixed on the goal, and resist all distractions.
Once again, do have a wonderful New Year! And may it be your greatest year ever!
What do you plan to do to achieve your goals this year? Do share it with other readers in your comment below.
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