So yet again I have set up a blog. Â But I swear this time will be different. I am going to follow through this time; no making excuses, no coming up with â€œeven betterâ€ ideas, no forgetting my password. I am committed and ready to write. I already have a bit of experience blogging for the American Psychological Association on their site,Â Your Mind. Your Body. – but to have the weight of an entire blog on my shoulders is new.
So what to do when you find yourself at the beginning of a new project, job, or situation with a goal in mind – but feel intimidated by the process?
Set up small, do-able goals. So for me I might make a goal of posting once a week, or twice a month. Â Set up a series of small goals that have a good chance of actually happening.
Hold yourself accountable. To do this I am probably going to have to actually let people know about this blog and my goals for myself. Â Hopefully with some other people encouraging you and keeping you true to your words, success will come more easily.
Donâ€™t beat yourself up if you slip up. Â There might be a week here or there that I canâ€™t post. Â Maybe Iâ€™m sick, my kids are sick, or Iâ€™m on vacation. Â Itâ€™s important that we donâ€™t get derailed by â€œfailures,â€ but instead just keep on plugging away at achieving what we have set out to do.
So good luck with your goals, and I will do my best with mine! See you in the next post – which will definitely be happening.