Its September 17th are you still on track with your goals?

@LCecelia (1124)
United States
September 17, 2007 7:24pm CST
Have you lost sight of what you had planned to accomplish this month? Have you fallen behind? Me, I'm still plugging away. I don't know that I'll reap many rewards this month, however I've put several things in place so far. As I said at the beginning of the month, my objective was to find ways to bring traffic to my programs. To that extent I've located a website where for $9.00 you can place unlimited classified advertising. Not just the 3 or 4 lines text ads you see in newspapers, but full blown ads with pictures! In addition to that, I've heard that Google loves Squidoo so if you build topical lenses on Squidoo that includes plugs for your topical products, Google will pick them up. I'm up to 11 lens at last count, I think I've done 7 since the beginning of the month. These I've been advertising on a traffic exchange. I'm not getting hundreds of visitors yet, but I'm getting some. So lets hear it folks. Do you need some motivation?
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@JanMags (726)
• Philippines
18 Sep 07
oh my.... i need a lot of motivation. i have been an online writer for seven months but i am starting to hate the job because the pay is so cheap. haven't been working for over a week. i wish i could just do this but i don't like it anymore. i am so far behind that there is no chance i will ever earn anything this month. by the way, you seem to be extremely involved on online marketing. can you please give me an idea on how it is working online? is it something you enjoy a lot? is it rewarding if you work hard enough?
@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
19 Sep 07
JanMags, Thank you. Most days I am. I've come to the relization that if I spend too much time at my own (pity) parties I may as well curl up and die. And I'm not ready for that yet. I just have this gut feeling that I'm not finished on this earth yet. I came through a storm, literally. I may tell that story one of these days. I read this "story" you can call it, yesterday about a boy who swears that he literally wills things to himself. It is along the smae lines of that "Secret" phenomena that has hit in the last year so. I read the story straight through and I asked myself if I believed it. The way they hyped it, I would say no I don't believe it but I wonder if we're not repelling money, success, love, whatever, by how we view these things. I haven't come to a conclusion in my mind yet but I think there may be some truth to the hype but I don't think it is the "hype" that makes things "come" to us. What I mean is, I don't think things just "come" to us because we will it to happen or by visualizing it. I think that there is a certain amount of "luck" but mostly I think it has a lot to do with how we work for the things we desire. I don't even know if I'm making any sense here. I do thing that we have to believe that things the we desire we will receive if we work for it and believe that we can get it. I think we have to be positive. I guess that is what it all boils down to. Thomas Edison was quoted as saying, "nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That's NOT the place to become discourages." He was also quoted as joking when questioned about the numbr of times he "failed" at inventing the light bulb: "I have not failed. I have found 10,000 ways that won't work." And my favorite: "Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." I said something similar to someone just the other day. To tell you the God's honest truth...I'm AFRAID to give up. I say all that to say, don't give up. You can't give up. You're NOT ALLOWED to give up!
@JanMags (726)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
wow. thank you for this. to be honest i have been wanting to give up on my dreams for some time. i needed this reminder today. you know what, it's funny, every time i want to give up, i get messages like this. kind of like telling me that the road will be long and hard but you'll get there. and for several days now, every time i feel like throwing everything out of the window, the song in the animated version of Joseph the Dreamer (you know better than i) starts to play. gudness, God is sending me a clear message here. i'm just really weak sometimes. but really, thank you for this message today. maybe these messages are what i need everyday to juet pull through.
@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Jan, You're welcome! :-) I'm reading this book right now for a Bible study course that I'm taking at my Church called, "The Bait of Satan" by John Bevere. I'm only at chapter 4 but ever so often I notice that the author writes at the end of a paragraph..."Hear what the Spirit is saying." Now I say to you, "hear what the Spirit is saying." Lorna(lcecelia)
@cutepenguin (6456)
• Canada
18 Sep 07
I'm behind in all of my goals. I'm still trying, though, and I won't give up. Partially because I can't give up; we need the money. I'm tired of being in debt, and I'm going to get us out of it.
@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Then maybe you had a 2 month goal or even a 6 month goal...or longer. Don't lose site of your objective...to be debt free!! The important thing is to not give up AND to not be too hard on yourself for miscalculating how much time you needed to accomplish a certain task.
• United States
18 Sep 07
I'm a little bit behind schedule on some of my goals, but I can truly say that it's not entirely because of my inaction. A lot of the goals that I have set rely somewhat on other people, and if they don't come through on their end of things, it's hard for me to come through on my end. I am always working on that, however, trying to find some new people to work with and such. So in that respect, I'm staying on target, even if I'm not as productive as I might have liked to be.
@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
19 Sep 07
And that does happen. Then as you are doing, you are finding ways to work around the road blocks. I know it gets frustrating, but then again it wouldn't be as sweet if it were easy.
• Malaysia
18 Sep 07
aaaggghhh!!!! for this month I'm with bad progress....damn....son-of-biitch!!! all fallen behind and need another 10 days to put back everything on the salient track. But not much...just another 10 days!!!
@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
19 Sep 07
These things do happen. We just have to deal with it and get right back on track. I did that when I specifically took a week off work to get organized and figure out what I need to do to finally succeed on the internet. However my brother was in the hospital and I spent some time visiting him. So that plan more or less went out the door. What can we do?