Yesterday’s lesson involved dreaming. Did you enjoy your day of dreaming? Don’t stop. Keep up the faith that dreams can come true. However, there is a caveat to dreaming your goals into reality.
I have a friend who told me that life is an illusion and we can control it with our thoughts. By training ourselves to see the world as we want it, we create only great things. Well, I tried to think great things for a long time. I tried to believe that, because my book is available for people to read, it would miraculously happen. How did that go for me? Not well.
But I believe I received a sign when my Dear Friend sent me the tape of Steve Harvey saying we have to jump. We have to do things that make us happy, but mostly we have to do something. Yeah, just dreaming isn’t going to make our dreams come true. Action will.
In this lesson we will break down the big dream into smaller, measurable increments.
Because I am doing this for the month of March, I know I won’t be able to focus on my blog, publishing my books AND being a motivational speaking. I realize I am not at all ready for public speaking yet; so, I am not going to think about that any more than just to dream about it.
I circled Successful Blogger because that is going to be my main focus. I will continue to write, but it won’t be my main focus for now.
Now that my ultimate goal is clearly stated, I know where I want to go. Still, for right now, I have only the free version of WordPress and am not able to sell anything on this site. Truth be known, I have nothing to sell on this site. That is not really a problem.
The next step is for me to break it down into a more likely goal for March.
Take an example of someone who dreams she will be a super model, but she weighs 300 lbs (136.078kg). Rather than focus on the ideal weight of size 8 or 10 (I am NOT going to say 2), she really needs to start with a measurable goal of 290 lbs or she would feel overwhelmed and disheartened when, at the end of only 31 days, she was not at her dream weight. Also, she would probably benefit from enrolling in some sort of modeling class, but that is a future step.
I am breaking down my blogging goal for the month of March. I will have 500 followers, at least 20 views per day, and at least 10 comments from people other than myself. My responses won’t count, so there should be 20 comments because, of course, I will respond. This doesn’t seem too unrealistic to me. I will probably take the weekend to tweak this goal and possibly write one for my writing as well. Time will tell.
I will not be posting “lessons” during the weekend, so you will have two days to create your realistic goals for March. On Monday we will continue.
*Interesting note. I thought I posted this early this morning. I was not receiving any responses whatsoever. I decided to check my site. It was not posted. I went into my drafts and found it with only the first two paragraphs remaining. Fortunately I have a good memory. So, one of my goals will have to be to check on my own posts.
Curious, has anyone else ever lost a post they thought they completed?