We did it! We as in you and I :). Thanks to you I have reached my goal in page views for the first three months of my blog. I am excited, grateful and now thinking of my next move. I have been quiet over the past couple weeks secretly celebrating hitting my lucky number of 10,000 page views. This usually happens to me when I reach a goal. I become quiet. I take a break and relax. I enjoy the success while the aroma of it still lingers in the air. But, unfortunately, it doesn't last long. When I chill and relax on my success, my interest usually wonders in a new direction as I feel like - I've been there and done that.
I started this blog out of the need for self-expression, and then it happened. I forced myself to be competitive making it a goal to hit 10,000 page views in three months. I researched the possibilities to see what I could make from it, how to advertise on it, and how to integrate my writings with videos like successful bloggers and YouTubers. All of this research felt like a winning formula until I had adequate time to reflect and realize that I was trying terribly hard to make a new hobby into a job. It was during the break from the pleasure of reaching a short term goal that life and my mind transitioned. The goal was met, and I was back to my ADHD self, creating a new plan in a different direction with another goal - the old Stop 'N Go Lisa returned (read about my Stop 'N Go behavior here).
During the brief time off to celebrate my short term success, a significant shift in life happened that pushed everything aside. I started my new job (read about it here), returned to school, and decided to lose weight. I guess I went on a spree of impossible possibles (the name of my week long blog series) that I wasn't mentally prepared for. It was through this that I determined that I am NOT Superwoman and everything takes time. Why the rush?!
I can't rush things to fit my unrealistic agenda. I must ride it out and enjoy it. AND most importantly not make it feel like a job! I don't want to make my self-expression something I put off doing because I don't like it anymore. That is typical me and a part that I want to change. I have to kick out that Stop 'N Go nonsense. Blogging is supposed to be fun, and I want to get back to basics - the fun part. Less focus numbers and more focus on quality content that I love to express. So for the next three months, it is my short term goal to have a good time with this project.
I want to thank you for visiting my page and helping me reach my goals. I appreciate your interest, support, and the motivation you give me to keep continuing.
Trying to do it all and being able to do it all is two different ballparks. Anyone who tells you that they are doing everything, completely on their own, alone is definitely running major game. Let’s face it – you can’t give your 100 to everything you partake in because parenting, living, working, and being you is a time-consuming job. It isn’t as easy as self-help YouTube gurus make it seem, it takes training and self-control.
I know this first hand because a couple days ago, I started a challenge called 6 Daily Impossible Possibles. The objective is to complete daily short term goals and record my commitment by vlogging (video log). The process has not been easy even though the goals aren’t difficult. My daily tasks are very attainable but shaking off the dust and convincing myself of doing it is tricky. I like to think of the challenge as stepping stones to building a healthy habit of finishing daily task while preparing for immediate future task.
A professional prevaricator like myself have to take it slow and easy. One day at a time. So my quirky daily task include things that are kind of simple such as cleaning, cooking, exercising, working on my blog, completing homework assignments, engaging with my family and following through on getting things done - like making doctor appointments, home repairs, and completing my taxes. I figure once I am able to start and sustain a daily habit of making 6 impossible but possible things happen then I will be able to increase my short-term goals from daily challenges to weekly, monthly, yearly!
I am interested in you joining my daily 6 Impossible Possibles – what are some daily actions you can take to build healthy habits that create tracks to lead to your long & short term goals?
When I started this blog, I had no idea where I was going with it. I just knew it was something that I had to do, try, and see for myself. I have watched myself grow a little each day by rereading my writings and watching my videos. Now after almost three months of blogging and being a YouTuber I want to do more.
I decided to start a web series called The 6 Daily Impossible Possibles. The goal is to document my life through the art of completing impossible tasks that are possible. My reasoning for this 30-day plan is to condition myself into believing that simple tasks are reachable. I just have to do it. My best friend has always been procrastination, and I want to get rid of her. So, I think being aware of short term goals will eventually lead me into planning long-term goals that will help me become aware of what it is I hope to accomplish - more personal growth and development.
My daily six impossible possibles consist of small attainable goals such as washing dishes, getting myself together, reading a chapter, exercising, cooking, cleaning, developing myself and working. These are goals that I semi concur a couple of days out of the week, but I need to do better. Every time I succeed at one trivial task, it will eventually lead to a larger objective that is easily manageable. The hardest thing (as with everything) is finding and sustaining the motivation to continue the daily struggle of achieving the six impossible possibles.
Some days I am sure that I will falter other days I will do more. Long as I accomplish something that is impossible possible I will be happy.
Being a blogger is all about being you! I decided to take the blogging journey because I have things to say, share, and show. Besides, it's a great outlet for letting the world know how I feel from the comfort of my home. Exposing my thoughts online is a great experience and I encourage everyone to try it! In this blog, I will share my experiences blogging, what I have learned from it, how I grow my audience, and how I make money.
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