Blogging Your Way to Goal Success
By Ellesse Chow
If you have always been procrastinating on how to get started or going with your goals, try this interesting method. Write a blog.
ìWhat? You are asking me to publicly declare my goals?î Before you start thinking that this is another fruitless suggestion, would it convince you if we are to tell you that famous professional life coaches such as Anthony Robbins actually encourage people ìto make commitments to others who hold them to a higher standardî about their goals?
When you make public announcements to people you trust about your goals, the tendency is, you will do whatever it takes to achieve your wildest dreams so as not to disappoint them. You will be less likely to stray from your bottom-line.
ìAlright, I am convinced of the benefits of announcing my goals. But why must I have a blog?î A blog gives you more advantages than what a verbal announcement can provide. It helps you to
(1) Expand the No. of People You Are Committed To
Imagine declaring your goals to the entire internet community! Being online and available 24 by 7, almost anyone who have access to your blog url would be able to share your joys and frustrations in the pursuit of your dreams. Even your loved ones working or studying overseas would be able to know your progress through the internet. Surely you would not want to let them down by procrastinating on your goal tasks?
(2) Focus and Review Your Goals
As you write about your goal progress in the blog, you are actually focusing and reviewing the targets and methods in your goal plan. Say for example, your goal is to lose 20 pounds in 6 months. After sticking to a non-fat diet for 3 months, you find that your weight loss remained stagnant upon reviewing your past blog records. At this time, it may be appropriate for you to change your approach towards achieving your goal. You may want to add some exercise into your goal tasks, or change the timeline of your target. Sometimes, if you allow readers to add comments or suggestions to your blog, you might also receive an interesting tip or two from your friends or the public who have ìbeen there, done thatî.
(3) Obtain Constant Visualization of Success
By consistently visualizing that you are living your dreams, it is easier to encourage yourself to achieve much more with your goal. A blog provides that kind of opportunity for this consistent reflection. If you write your blog on a weekly or even daily basis, you are constantly reminding yourself of the potential success that you can achieve should you religiously work on the goals tasks in the action plan.
(4) Get a Constant Stream of Motivation
Most people derive a lot of satisfaction and momentum once they have realized that they have made a lot of progress in their goal endeavours. It will be exhilarating to know how close you are to achieving your goals. Is not it? If you have a blog, you can easily check your status just by reviewing your past records. While checking, you may also come across a few words of encouragement left by your friends or the public on your blog. It is just like running a marathon race, with people constantly cheering you on the sides. Eventually you will be able to run pass the finishing line!
Start a blog today and write towards your goal success. You will be amazed at its results! See you at the finishing line.
Ellesse Chow is the creator of Goal Setting College, a website that provides a 4 part Goal Setting Tutorial and other resources. Subscribe to its newsletter and get inspired by people who achieved their financial, personal goals today!