How Do You Set Your Goals?

Last Update: January 02, 2021

First of all, a very happy and prosperous New Year to all my fellow Wealthy Affiliate's.

I have been inspired to write this blog post after reading Roope's excellent blog post, entitled;
"4-Step Challenge: 50,000 NEW Subscribers in 4 Months"! You can see the link to Roope's post below. I would encourage you to read Roope's blog post.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/roopekiuttu/blog/4-step-chal...

I was wondering how you set your goals? I'm good at having a list and working through an often quite a challenging long list. However, I do have goals in my mind where I would like to be, but there's nothing set in concrete or any particular time limits. So in other words, there is no real pressure, if I'm honest with myself, I need to get things done by a given time I think probably the best way is to set deadlines and make sure that I reach the particular deadline.

I actually find the thought of selling deadlines quite challenging, however, I really believe that setting deadlines and goals could really give my online business a boost.

With my off-line business, I set myself challenges as I know I have to be at certain places at certain times and have to finish at a half sensible time. It doesn't always go quite to plan as sometimes there are unforeseen challenges, like road traffic or there is more work than I thought. Most of my quoting is carried out over the phone and through photographs, so there is a little bit of guesswork when quoting.

The reason I say this is that when I reach my goal on my off-line business, it really is satisfying and rewarding. The more I think about setting goals for my online business, the more I think it could potentially multiply sales and move things on much quicker.

I have to say that Roope's article is really fantastic and for me, very thought-provoking.

Something I do sometimes is to set myself a given time to write a blog post or to do a particular task, this helps to keep me more focused and on target.

I would be interested to hear how other members go about setting goals or do you actually even set goals at all?

Have you seen a difference in productivity and income since you set goals?

I would be interested to hear your thoughts on goal setting.

Thank you for reading.

Roy

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APersinger Premium
Hello Roy, I stink at setting goals and my lack of success is probably a product of that. My one goal this year is to learn to do just that. I am now going to go read Richards posts and see what I can learn, LOL. Thank you for this post.
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richardgb Premium
Hi Annette
Thank you for showing interest in my posts. As you go through them, if you have any questions, please ask. Feel free to use PM if appropriate.
Richard
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APersinger Premium
Thank you Richard
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Annette,

Thank you for taking the time to comment, it's appreciated.

I have read all of Richards four posts that he quoted Annette, they are definitely worth a read. It's also worth reading Roope's post as he gives great advice.

I understand what you're saying regarding goals, I'm good at having a list and working hard. However, I really think that goalsetting could really boost my online income and your income too.

Wishing you every success with your goal setting.

Roy
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APersinger Premium
Yes Roy, I too went through and read his posts and found them very beneficial. Still have to read Roopes, but that is in the plan for today.
One of my goals for this year is to learn to set goals and accomplish them.
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richardgb Premium
Hi Roy
I have been working as a coach and facilitator for around 40 years. Worked with many people and teams in different settings (as described a little more in my profile).

Goal setting with teams is different to individuals and individuals fall into various 'camps'- So there is no straightforward answer to your question.

The following posts give a clue about how I think: If you read these posts, I hope you find them useful. My ways are neither right nor wrong ... but they do work for me and many others. The posts are not complete (yet) but may help you to develop some ideas.

If you have any comments or questions please follow up either here, at the particular post, or via PM if you prefer.
Cheers
Richard
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Hello Richard,

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog post.

I have just had a quick read of your profile which makes for interesting and good reading. It always fascinates me what people do for a living and how they arrived at Wealthy Affiliate. I mean this in a very positive way (not interfering or nosy) as we all have a different story to tell. It's always a pleasure to hear a success story.

I will have a look at your posts Richard, this is very helpful indeed. I may private message you too.

I am very open to hearing people's goal setting ideas and to be fair Roope explained his goal setting, very well. We all work very differently as we are all individuals. It's good to hear how various people operate and reach their goals though.

Have a great 2021 and thank you.

Roy
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RobbysGirl Premium
I think goal setting keeps you focused and on track. It's much easier to assess if you have adjustments or changes to make if you have a point of reference.

How you set your goals is totally up to you. But you have to decide what works and then, work it!

Roberta
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Hello Roberta,

I hope you're doing well and business is good. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog post.

Yes, I agree that goalsetting definitely helps to keep us focused and on track. I don't want to be working aimlessly, although, I do have a plan. I believe that having goals will create efficiency and increase revenue.

It's time to get the diary out and write some goals for 2021!

Have a great 2021.

Roy
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CherryRed20 Premium
Excellent read, Roy.

Well what I would do to set my goal would be to first write down a schedule. Second, make a list of some goals (not all) just some of the things you would like to achieve and start from there and then when the time feels right, I would right down the rest of the goals to start for later.
This is just to name a few.

Have an amazing first weekend of 2021!

Myra
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Hello Myra,

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post, it's appreciated.

I hear you, Myra, this makes a lot of sense. Today I'm going to write a schedule in my diary at certain dates where I want to achieve or be at a certain point. Although I'm making money online, I believe by having goals I could could greatly increase revenue and performance.

Have a great day and a great 2021.

Roy
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CherryRed20 Premium
This is so great to hear that you are making online.

Keep up the good work, Roy.

Best,
Myra
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Thank you Myra, I don't say that to boast. I just want to encourage others that it is possible to make money online. If I can do it I know others can.

Incidentally, it's great to see so many young people taking advantage of the Internet, it can really make their life easier.

Have a great day.

Roy
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CherryRed20 Premium
It's a great to see.

Have an amazing weekend!

Myra
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Only1Hugh Premium
I set specific goals daily and more broad targets for longer term. Just today I was saying I was not satisfied with the broadness and that I needed to be far more specific. See Roysonline and CStewart's detailed breakout of their upcoming year made me realize I need to do much more drill down. And this is what I intend to do to be more focused on success

Hugh
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Hugh,

Thank you for commenting Hugh, it's appreciated.

Thank you for mentioning Roy and Charles, I had looked at Roy's blog post which makes for good reading. I will take a look at Charles post shortly.

It was actually Roope's post that inspired me to write my blog post.

It's so good to learn from others, we can learn so much and this can help us reach our goals much quicker.

Have a great day.

Roy
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Only1Hugh Premium
Yeah Roope is pretty good. Along with Nathaniel if you are not yet following him
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Thank you, Hugh, yes, I'm following both. It's great to see those young men doing so well. Good for them, the Internet has opened up amazing opportunities.

Have a great day.

Roy
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Only1Hugh Premium
Thanks Roy
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