Sharing personal goals is not an easy thing to do. This is the first time I’m actually making mine public. And it’s pretty darn scary. It’s not so much about being worried what people will think, but more about the fact that it makes me feel as if I have to work a little harder to achieve them if I’ve shared them.
Should you Keep your Goals Private?
Goals are personal. I’m totally on board with that. I try and set goals at the beginning of every year, but usually I keep them secret. Very secret. Private, in my head kind of goals that I never, ever share with anyone. Until today.
In all honesty, I’m not going to be actively promoting this post all over my website, I’m just going to let it sit there and brew like a good cup a tea.
The reason I’m sharing is more for me than anyone else. Because I really, really want to achieve my goal this year. So, for that reason, I am setting only one goal. Yup. One.
My One and Only 2018 Goal
First a little back story – If you’ve been following my blog (and if not, you can do a quick catch up on our story so far here), then you will know that I wrote my first post in Dec 2015. It started as a hobby and I way to connect with the World. But then I began to notice that other people were making money from their blogs.
It seems a little impossible. Surely, I couldn’t do that. Could I?
But the more I think about it, the more I’m starting to think – Why not me?
And the truthful answer to this question is this: I don’t actually believe I can do it. And it sucks. This has to change. Which is a big part of the reason I’m going public with my goal.
So this year ……. My one and goal is this: To make $1000 a month from my blog.
By the end of 2018 I want to be making $1000 a month consistently.
**** UPDATE: I finally hit my goal in August 2018. It’s been a long hard year with a ton of learning, plenty of mistakes and a lot of self doubt. But I did it!!!!! You can read more on this here…
Why this is a big Deal.
- I’m not making anything near to this amount right now. My monthly website revenue is currently around $60/month at the moment. All of it earned from advertising and a couple book sales. So making the jump to $1000 a month is a big jump.
- I want to contribute to the household income. We run a plumbing business from home and I’m pretty much the office side of everything, but this is different. This is money that I will be bringing in on my own. Which is kinda awesome coming from someone who has been a stay at home Mom for a long, long, long time.
- It’s means I can do it. Now maybe this sounds cocky, but if I can make $1000 a month, then blogging will be the real deal and I don’t see any reason why I can’t achieve my super dream goal of earning enough to support my family in full.
- It will feel so damn good!!!
So raise your glass to the New Year!!
Bite the Bullet and set a goal that scares you and excites you.
I’ll see you on the other side.
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