Can’t see the forest for the trees? Are you into goal setting to keep you focused and on track? Too often a problem is when we become non-focused or moving in every direction but the one we ought to be.
You know all get-rich-quick-schemes that spread like viruses all over the Internet, and those emails about receiving a humongous amount of inheritance from some African countries.
Well, of course you wouldn’t fall for them or even give them time
But there are also countless other viable offers out there in cyber space that you will come across. Just don’t try to get into all of them! OK, take the FREE stuff – but file it and read and apply if and when it fits into your plan and objectives.
It is difficult to stay focused on your objective because there are a lot of distractions out there.
Setting some goals can keep you on track. In fact, goal setting is essential for an online business
Here are a few ideas.
Break your goals into manageable steps.
a. If it is too big you won’t be able to absorb it or focus on it.
- See if you can make your goal into short-term; medium-term and long-term goals.
- Alternatively, see if you can break your main goal up into smaller goals which lead to the main one in time
For example: your goal is to make $10,000 a month from your internet business.
1. Chop that into a progressive goal.
2. Aim for $1000 a month for the first 3-6 months.
3. Then aim for $3000 monthly for the following 6 months
4. Then perhaps $5000monthly for the following 12 months
5. With $10,000 a month for the next 18 months.
The smaller ‘achievable’ goals will give you results that can build your confidence – aiming too big initially can lead to discouragement and perceived failure.
Getting a realistic and more easily achievable goal – gives you something back – a result – tell you it can happen!
Focus only on the Main Goal or Objective
Lots of people tend to lose focus when they are working on their businesses – online and offline businesses.
For example, let’s say that your goal is to achieve $1,000/month from Adsense on your site.
This means that the only activities that you ought to be doing are those that are geared towards how to make money from Adsense. Such activities may include driving traffic to your sites, adding good content consistently, being familiar with Google rules and tools.
However, you and I both know this is not always the case. Sometimes, you might wander off browsing and participating in forum discussions about HYIP or Forex, which have nothing to do with your goal!
My advice is to only do those things that have a direct impact in helping you achieve your goal. As for the rest, you can forget about them, at least for the time being – file them away for later – for another goal that you will work on when this one is well and truly on track.