I joined Wealthy affiliate about 6 weeks ago and during my first week set myself some short and long term goals to reach within WA.

One of those goals was my rank as a member here at Wealthy Affiliate.

I will say here this was not a major goal for me as I fully realise rank here will go up and down but alongside major goals which are longer term and very important to me to attain I wanted to see my rank here rise.

I forgot to write down my starting rank when I joined but I do know it was way above 100,000.

Whilst writing out my goals I write down on a separate piece of paper (all my goals are written down on paper, 1 per sheet) "Obtain a ranking below 1000 by 26th March 2018"

I folded the paper up and put it away in my "WA" drawer.

Now I should say my efforts have not been focused on WA ranking but the goal had been set , it was to the back of my mind and put away in a drawer.

My 3 month goal was to dip under 1000 in the members ranking, I am 6 weeks in so halfway into the allotted time-frame.

This is what I saw when I logged in this morning.

So my advice to everyone just starting on there Wealthy Affiliate journey and also those who have been here for some time is:
  • Set individual Goals
  • Write them down ! Important !
  • Put a timescale to achieve the goal - be flexible, some goals may need the time you have set extending others you will achieve well within the time set .
  • Once written down, file it away, don't obsess about it, the goal is set in your mind.

I can't emphasise enough the need to Set Goals and Write Them Down, once written down, file it away and review once a month or sooner if they are short term goals. Be flexible and when necessary edit your goals.

Keep moving forward, small steps and you will reach that goal and when you do you will feel amazing and be extremely proud of your achievements.

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RobertLeier2 Premium
congrates Andrew
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a1jonuk Premium
Thank you, appreciate your comment.
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tobocrs Premium
Extremely valuable advice, Andrew, especially the "Write it Down" part. I recently read something to the effect of "a goal unwritten is just a wish" --- maybe the term was plan, but the effect is identical.
And to think, it was just 4 minutes ago I read your reply about this goal, and at that point you were still above1000! and your box now tells me you're at 695! Keep it up!
Tim
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a1jonuk Premium
Thanks Tim, yep I had another great surprise when I logged in and saw 695!
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tobocrs Premium
Is "WoooWooo!" appropriate? Think so!
Tim
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a1jonuk Premium
Just logged in now and at 594, looks like I might reach my 500 rank sooner than I thought!
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MarieMancini Premium
Hello Andrew, great advice ! Congratulations . ..keep up the good work !
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a1jonuk Premium
Thanks Marie, appreciated.
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WWSolutions Premium
Awesome ! Congrats a1jonuk !
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a1jonuk Premium
Thanks, appreciated.
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TaniaHersel Premium
Great advice and well done. It is an exciting journey here at Wealthy Affiliate.
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a1jonuk Premium
Thanks Tania, much appreciated.
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DEversley Premium
Congrats!
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a1jonuk Premium
Thank You, appreciated.

Andrew.
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MarkBa Premium
Well done Andrew!
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a1jonuk Premium
Thanks Mark, appreciated.
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DNicholas Premium
Congratulations Andrew. A very wise teacher once told me,(a long time ago), a goal that is not in writing is merely a dream, and dreams rarely come true.

Don
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a1jonuk Premium
Thank you Don, that is very true.

Andrew.
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AlexEvans Premium
Congratulations, Andrew and some great advice, in writing goals down we create that real focus.
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a1jonuk Premium
Thank you Alex, appreciated.
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Droseh Premium
Congratulations...and good advice. Thanks.
Debbie
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a1jonuk Premium
Thanks Debbie, appreciate the comment.
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haroda Premium
Awesome!!! I love your thought process. We are toughest on ourselves. Create goals that we know are achievable and set ourselves up for successes. I Take baby steps when I feel overwhelmed. It helps me refocus on the big picture.

Thank you for the wonderful reminder and sound advice. Keep moving forward with successes.
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a1jonuk Premium
Thank you , much appreciate your comment.
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HarveyBrown Premium
congratulation Andrew on completing a goal within the set timeframe. Goal setting is an important part of managing any project or business.
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a1jonuk Premium
Thanks Harvey, appreciated.
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pitofly Premium
Great Post and Great Job!!! I like to write down goals. I love to see them with a line scratched thru them. I also use a vision board to keep me focused on long term goals.
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a1jonuk Premium
Thank you, appreciate the comment. I use a vision board too.

Andrew.
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luckyducksan Premium
This is great I was the same way about not making it a most important goal but one of my goals. And I was also truly surprised to see this morning I am at 994. I think we got this.
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a1jonuk Premium
Thank you and Congratulations on cracking the 1000 barrier.

Andrew.
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luckyducksan Premium
Congrats to you to
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AlanJE Premium
Congratulations Andrew, Best Alan
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a1jonuk Premium
Thank you Alan, appreciated.
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victorC2 Premium
thank you for the idea
keep up the good work
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a1jonuk Premium
Thanks Victor, appreciated.
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ElaineS1 Premium
Great Job! I wish I know your secrets. Lol. May you reach all of your goals with ease!
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a1jonuk Premium
Thanks Elaine, appreciate your comment, if there is a secret I would put it down to small steps consistently.

Andrew.
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buking5 Premium
Congratulations to you...wishing you more success in everything friend.
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a1jonuk Premium
Thank you I much appreciate your comment.
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skendrick4 Premium
Congratulations on your achievement and thank you for the advice about goals. We all need to remember our goals.
Sheila
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a1jonuk Premium
Thanks Sheila, appreciated.
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buffetearns Premium
You are certainly covering some ground! Thanks Andrew!

Cheers

Wayne
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a1jonuk Premium
Cheers Wayne.
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VioletYap Premium
Great Advice. Love it! Happy that you got high ranking!
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a1jonuk Premium
Thanks Violet, appreciate your comment.
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