New Month New Goals – May 2012

I have learned a lot from my last set of goals. Since the time I failed at following up with those goals more than a month ago, I haven’t been working toward any goals. It is safe to say that I am in the same position now as I was in last month. I do, on the other hand, have more time since I quit my restaurant job. I can spend this on whatever goal I am working toward.

Last month I found that I lost my willpower to work toward my goals. Why? I believe it is because my goals were too extreme. I am a complete newbie at setting goals and following them – allocating my time, and spending it.

For most of my life I would fly by the seat of my pants on a daily basis. I would sit on my computer and just meander the internet. I am going to start working on changing that this month. I will work on spending my time wisely.

First off, I wrote a new Personal Constitution – like I had one already? I wrote a Personal Constitution last year (November 28th, 2011) so I could change my lifestyle and gain some sort of success. This Personal Constitution had guidelines that I had to fulfill every day, with some exceptions. These two guidelines were:

  1. No TV/computer after 8pm.
  2. Up every day at 5:30am. Exception: One day a week, either Saturday or Sunday.

I followed this Personal Constitution for a while but eventually started making exceptions for the first rule. I should have followed my repeal rules, but I decided to completely abandon the Constitution in full. As a result, I started feeling bad every day and I didn’t really accomplish anything other than showing up to work every day.

When I tried to accomplish my first two goals on this website, I did not follow them more than a day. It was too much. So since May 1st, I decided that the best thing to do is follow a Personal Constitution (again), but use these two rules:

  1. Out of bed at or before 5:30am everyday. Exception: One day/week, either Saturday or Sunday.
  2. Use daily time log.

So far I have been pretty good with both of these goals. They both seem reasonable and I have been able to keep up with them. Now I need to figure out a writing schedule. How often should I post an article on InfoBarrel? Once a day? Three times a week?

I have some problems writing and I should sort these out before adding them to my daily routine. One of them is that I have trouble determining a topic. The second is that I tend to write lengthy articles. So each article takes several hours to figure out a topic, brainstorm, map, and write the topic. So with some work I can get the ball rolling and get some momentum.

Also, I just read this one book called the $100 Dollar Startup by Chris Guillebeau. This book really started to get some ideas flowing. I need to do two things. The first is continue to write articles on InfoBarrel. The second is to start a project on this website. The most important thing I must do is make my first dollar. As fast as possible. All while bringing as much value as I can to you.

When I come up with a writing schedule, I’ll post it on here.

Also, I wrote a few more articles that you may be interested in:

How to Get a Promotion at Work: Get Permission from Your Customers

How to Get a Promotion at Work: Good Decision Making

Seven Day Work Week? Think Again!

How to Improve Willpower: Step 1. Personal Constitution

So what do you think about what I’m doing?


One thought on “New Month New Goals – May 2012”

  1. First off I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question in which
    I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to
    know how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing.
    I’ve had a difficult time clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out there.
    I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the
    first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any suggestions or tips? Appreciate it!

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