When I wrote my goals and made the conscious decision to follow and achieve them, without consciously knowing it, I took upon myself a ton of work. One of my goals was to build this blog. It seems pretty simple on the surface but if I really want to build a successful blog, I am going to have to make it something that people will want to read on a regular basis. Also, I have to define what a successful blog is. Is it having 100 visits per day? Maybe it is having 1000 unique hits per day. Does it depend on how many people subscribe to my rss fees? Maybe it has to do with how much income I can produce through this blog. In that case, I have to figure out how I would make my money. Should I use Google Adsense? Should I use other ad providers? Or should I sell my own ad space? Maybe I should rely on tips. I can also become an affiliate for all kinds of different companies and make commissions on sales and signups through my site. As you can see, everyone must define their own version of success and each definition can be very different.
When Making Goals, the Goals Must be Defined.
I am trying to take this goal very seriously even though it is a lot more complex than I originally imagined. I need to learn enough about blogging and the blogisphere to gage my progress and success. I also need to learn what makes a good blog and then put as much of it into play as possible. I have to figure out what layout is best, how to track my blog and how to advertise it.
As I try to go through every step, I find myself forcing my way to research more and more blogs and learn everything I can. Along the way, I end up learning what I was looking for but at the same time, I am learning so much more and discovering so many more opportunities. For example, today while reading Lazy Man and Money, I learned about Prosper.com where I was able to sign up for a free account to start lending money to different people and earn interest, just like a bank.
Most of all, I find myself busier than ever but more in control of my time and much more accomplished. If only I made goals for myself years ago, I could be so much farther ahead in life. Well, that’s my luck changing for the better.
I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".
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