Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Motivator: Goals

Howdy, Folks!  I'm feeling extra motivated this Monday!  It may just be that it's warm and sunny and beautiful today.  But I think part of it is that I've finally set myself a goal.

If you go looking for business advice, chances are this is one of the first things you'll be told.  Set goals.  It's sounds like such a little thing.  And compared to the other things on my to-do list like listing and promoting and organizing, it just seemed so insignificant.  Set a goal?  Pfff.  I've got crocheting to do, ads to make, blog posts to write! 

And aside from that, I honestly just didn't know what sort of goal to set.  Other than "sell something."  But hey, that was a goal, right?  So I let it go at that.

Until a couple weeks ago, when Kitty and I were chatting business and she suggested that I set myself a goal of selling an item a week.  Brilliant!  It was definitely a step up, but still seemed perfectly doable. 

So when Monday rolled around and I got down to business, I decided to make it official.  I registered with Goalforit - which I'd found and bookmarked a few weeks before - so I'd have a way to track my progress and, hopefully, keep myself motivated.

I'll discuss the site further in an upcoming Techno Tuesday, but long story short, it's awesome.  Goalforit allows you to set your own personal goals and (here's the important part) set up an action plan and track your progress.  It's kind of like a to-do list, only better. 

Even though I haven't reached my goal yet, I still feel great because I can see myself making progress.  I know I'm getting closer.  I know I can make it!

Now what about you?  Have you set goals for yourself?  And if so, do you use any sort of system to keep track of your progress?  Leave a comment!


  1. I always write down my goals! Its such a confidence boost to scratch them off the list (big or small). Also creating a list of 101 goals to accomplish in 1001 days (the day zero project) is another great goal setting project.

    You can check my list out here:

    And I've already made a new list to replace it when I'm done:

    I'm such a geek! Now I'm all excited from this goal talk : )

  2. As much of a list maker as I am, I don't write my goals down, but I definitely keep track of them in my head. My 2 big goals for now are to reach 100 sales by June & to get views up in my shop.

  3. You're right! Goals are tough, and if people haven't thought about how they're going to get there, they'll get lost somewhere in the middle. I think it's important to be on a plan of some sort. I've found that Prayer, Practice, & Patience always works.

    It's a Biblical goal achieving/obstacle overcoming plan that worked for my wife. She overcame extreme worry. It'll help with achieving goals.