Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Seven Small Steps To Reach Your Goals

As I look back at my blogging challenge of the past 100 days, it turns out that I followed a series of steps that are often taught in the Mary Kay (skincare and cosmetics) world.

I've noticed that what I've been learning as I write monthly newsletters for consultants in the industry easily translates into other areas of my life. I didn't even realize I was following these seven steps for my blogging goal until I came across the list the other day. Perhaps you'll find these steps helpful too.

Seven Small Steps to Help You Reach Your Goal

1. Write it down. I wrote my goal that I would complete 100 postings in 100 days.

2. Share it with someone. I then shared it with dozens of people by posting my plan on my blog.

3. Break it into smaller tasks. I wrote one posting every day.

4. Put a deadline on it. The deadline was 100 days from the first day -- November 25, 2008.

5. Plan the steps to achieve it. I decided on the topics. I made space in my day to sit at my computer and work on one post a day. I read information online about how to blog and I visited other blogs for ideas and know how. I read up on how to do some of the technical stuff.

6. Focus daily on it. I kept the goal fresh in my mind. I visited other bloggers for inspiration.

7. Take immediate action. I sat down at my computer and began my first post -- as my post title indicated, I just jumped in. I put my hands on the keyboard, typed, deleted, and typed some more!

Wishing you success with your own goals -- be sure to enjoy the journey!
Helpfully yours,


  1. These would be great for all of us taking on multiple reading Challenges next year. Thanks for the reminder!


  2. Hi Lezlie, I'm really looking forward to the reading challenge I've signed up for next year...Read Your Own Books Challenge....

    It will be fun to track with other readers their own reading commitments... so I'll look forward to the journey with you this coming new year.

  3. good suggestions for any goals...

  4. I love when someone is able to achieve a well-planned goal! You did it! And isn't it interesting that your "pink" ways ended up surfacing unconsciously.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. These are well worth all of us "posting" on our fridge. I'm definiltely going to give your seven steps a try. I've always been such a "fly by the seat of my pants" kind of gal.

  6. I've been setting up the Christmas tree this afternoon. My family room is all up-side-down at present, so I thought I'd leave it for the time being and check out my blog.

    And here you all are....waiting with wonderful comments for me to enjoy!

    Lin, it will be interesting to see if I can make it work again for something new.

    Cindy, I am amazed at how pink I really think sometimes. Maybe that's why life seems s 'rosy-coloured'!

    Caryn, too well I know about that fly by the seat of my pants stuff... I guess that's why I'm so thrilled at actually having set a goal and step by step getting to it without the whole thing collapsing in the middle.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you beautiful American bloggers! Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

  7. Was curious to see if you would post on day 101...and you did!..and a very appropriate blog!

  8. Betty, Glad you enjoyed 101's posting! I've got things lined up for the next couple of days.... including something for our 10th anniversary on the 28th. Hope you'll come back!


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