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  1. Great tips hear about setting goals. I love writing things down which really helps me to see what I want to achieve. I also totally agree about setting smart goals, putting a figure to it gives you something to aim for. #BloggerClubUK

  2. Some good advice here. I’m rubbish at setting myself goals and targets. But then it’s partly a conscious thing because, as a mega perfectionist, if I set goals, I can’t think of anything else until they’re fulfilled which becomes a bit of a nightmare #BloggerClubUK

  3. Great advice for setting goals. Having a five year plan and trying to work towards a big goal and then breaking it down is a good way to do it. The hardest part is making that commitment and then sticking to it for the first few weeks – once it becomes a habit, it becomes easier. #bloggerclubuk

  4. There’s some great tips here, I’ll be taking something from this. The bigger picture is great for maintaining perspective. #bloggerclubuk

  5. Some really helpful advice here, I am off to set some goals for my new blog now that it is up and running! I have actually just written a post which looks at how to identify your wider goals and make sure you’re working towards them – hopefully you might find the article interesting.

  6. I love this and agree with every point you make. I love the fact that you have a five year plan – me too!! It’s about being realistic and this is something that I speak to my children about. We often have chats at the dinner table about five year plans – really helps give them some focus too – you see that lightbulb moment in their faces as thy realise that their dreams could actually happen if they set realistic goals and work towards them. I wish you every success with yours lovely xx #BloggerClubUK

  7. Good list and step by step way of goal planning. It’s too easy to say that things are going to get done without a little bit of planning behind them. Not to stress about them is also really good. Notes and plans are all the rage at mine:)
    Mainy
    #BloggerClubUK

  8. Really good advice! I haven’t set my goals yet this year because I want to time to think about them properly and set realistic ones – we have lots going on this year so I need to focus and not be too ambitious in what I want to do! #BloggerClubUK

  9. My problem isn’t setting goals, it’s getting off my mum and doing them. Maybe I make them too hard and need to break them down a bit. I’m just very good at only doing the fun stuff and avoiding the boring stuff. #bloggerclubuk

  10. Great points to think about! I’ve set myself goals for this year, specifically around content and social media. But I also want to write 2 ebooks (at some point) and ideally I said I want to have one drafted by June. The trouble is that I haven’t broken that down any further, and therefore it’s just not happening. I think I’m due a little re-think, as time is limited, and I just can’t be doing all the things I want to be doing, not in one year! I’m totally rubbish at looking at 5 years into the future though – I’m really impressed you manage to! Well done and thanks for sharing this thought-provoking tips! #BloggerClubUK

  11. Enjoyed this. Always find I have a real motivation to achieve when it’s the start of a new year but don’t always fulfil my goals. Maybe some are unrealistic or it is partly down to me not sticking to the task! Me and my wife currently have a long term goal to move house – and I do feel we are doing well to get our current property in shape to be sold this year or early next πŸ™‚

  12. Great advice for achieving your goals – especially about making them around what really matters to you. As a teacher I try and remember these things when setting the children targets – it’s good to be reminded to remember these things for myself too!

  13. I can only aspire to be as organised as you, I now want to write a 5 year plan!! Some really great ideas here I will try to put some in practice.
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  14. I have always set goal for myself but I have never really put deadlines on them. It was always a “as soon as possible” thing. My goals are more like steps that I want to get through in a particular order. Maybe it’s a good idea to put a time on them. Light a fire until my goals so to speak. #bloggerclubuk

  15. I think the key is to set realistic goals that are measurable. You want something that you can work towards but that isn’t completely I achievable, otherwise it can just be disheartening. Some fab tips here #bloggerclubuk

  16. good post

    I definitely find that setting measurable goals is the best way to make you stick to them. if its something you cant measure its too easy to put it off and only realise you’re failing when its too late to recover.

  17. This is really helpful. I’m no stranger to setting goals but what i think i need to do is look at the bigger picture. And definitely think about a 5 year plan!
    #bloggerclubuk

  18. I totally agree with setting measurable goals, I have a five year plan but in that time have mini goals that I want to achieve which will help make the five year goal achievable in the long run! #BloggerClubUK

  19. I like that you say that you never thought you would have a five year plan. I never thought I would! But that’s mainly because I would set myself unrealistic goals and then be miserable that I’d not achieved them. Realistic goals would keep me on track. Useful advice πŸ™‚ #BloggerClubUK

  20. Not trying to do it all at once would be helpful hu? And time – that’s a tough one. I’m trying to decide which social media network to focus on right now as focusing on more than one at a time just doens’t work! #BloggerClubUK

  21. I’m not so hot on goals. Always associated them with feeling constrained when in fact it is more liberating to have a rough timetable. I’ve saved this to Pocket for future reminding! #anythinggoes

  22. So VERY essential not to set yourself up for failure right out the gate! I definitely agree with you on all points. Not nearly enough people will set measurable goals, but more of the non-specific variety where you never actually FEEL like you have reached your goal. Thanks for a great read! #BloggerClubUK

  23. Yes! I have to have goals, otherwise, where is the motivation? They have to be flexible, but I agree that they are essential. My next big goal is to publish my book I am writing. Smaller goals are to increase my social media presence to help with this and to keep up the blogging too – which I love. My long term goal is to go travelling again. Thank you for sharing your advice. Alison x #AnythingGoes

  24. I swear it’s all about being realistic. I’m a “baby step” kind of girl. So I make a point to write down three things before I go to bed that I want to achieve the next day. (Sometimes a nap is one of them. Hey, it counts.)

    Great post!

  25. This is so true – it’s hard to find a balance between ambitious/challenging and realistic. I’ve set some goals for my blog this year and only a month in I feel I may have aimed too high – but, it’s all about time and committing the right tasks to the time I have. Next month I need to use my time more on social media I think. urgh I hate that!! #BloggerClubUK

  26. Such wise words! I struggle with goals as I always want to achieve everything all at once – I am very impatient its the sales person in me!! However I have never really considering making sure all my goals lead to the thing I want to achieve! Doh!! Thanks for the insight lovely xx

  27. Great read. I am really motivated to go back and look over my goals now. I agree with you about making your goals measurable and achievable. Thank you. #AnythingGoes

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