A goal without a plan of action isn't a goal, it's a daydream.
One of my faults is that I am constantly working in so many directions I have trouble focusing.
Here are some specific goals that I am going to commit to:
- I will increase traffic on my political blog from 100 visitors a day to 200 visitors a day by 1 April by adding keyword oriented content and topic guide pages.
- I will add three good posts to my religion blog by 1 April.
I want to say "I will build an active community on The TopBits Forum by 1 June", but it's a lousy goal because I don't have a plan of action to make it happen.
One of my major priorities is link building. But, I can't really make that a goal because I don't have a quantitative metric assigned to it. I don't know how many links I want to build.
Another odd thing is that I now have so many awesome people working with me that some things that would previously be "goals" don't feel like goals any more. I would have had a goal to convert two of my Drupal sites to Wordpress, but with help from Siva and Hellas it seems like less of a goal and more like "something which is going to happen." Goals should force you to stretch and grow. Goals should be difficult to achieve and they should entail a certain amount of personal sacrifice.