Some goals are more challenging than others, and when the workload comes in, we question our goals at the moment. This results in too many people quitting at the wrong time for the wrong reasons. Some bloggers are publishing one blog post every day. Being that consistent requires a big investment in time, and then the quality of the content also has to go into consideration.
Some goals are not worth sticking with while other goals couldn’t become more important than they already are. Some goals are made to cut loose while others are made to be stuck with. These are the 5 reasons that you should stick with a goal. If you have most of these reasons to stick with one of your goals, stick with it. If you have one or none of these reasons to stick with a goal, you should consider dropping it. However, you should strategically drop that goal versus dropping it at the moment.
- The amount of work you put into a goal. The further you have gone in the dip, the less likely you should be to give up on a goal. You don’t want to become well-known in your niche and decide that’s when you are going to give in. It takes a lot of time to get noticed, and giving up after you put in a lot of work is not the right path to take.
- You enjoy the work. Fitness freaks enjoy doing workouts. Top bloggers enjoy writing books. Surfers enjoy riding on the waves. Enjoying the work that you do and to go even further, loving the work that you do will allow you to be more productive. If you love what you do, don’t stop.
- How huge the impact is. What are going to be the rewards of doing the workout every day? If it results in you getting a lot stronger, then the workout was well worth it. If a blogger’s book results in that person becoming a bestselling author with a stronger presence, then the work it took to write the book was well worth it.
- How much you want to accomplish the goal. If you “sort of” want to accomplish the goal, that is not the goal for you. The goals that you pursue need to be the ones that you have a passion for and want to accomplish them as soon as possible.
- Accomplishing this goal will help you accomplish other goals as well. This part should not be the final decision, but choosing the goals that lead into your other goals is very helpful. A blogger’s goal may be to get more traffic to his or her blog. The blogger can build a following on a social network and use that social network to increase blog traffic. If one of the blogger’s goals is to grow a powerful social media following, then that goal helps out towards accomplishing another goal which is to get more blog traffic.
Not all goals are worth sticking with. Some goals will be a lot of fun to work on while others goals will not be as fun (those are the ones you drop). These are the best reasons to stick with a goal. If you don’t have a reason to stick with a goal, that goal is not worth sticking with.