By: Sara Urquhart Photo by: Justin Hackworth.
When I think of a goal, I think of it as a big idea. For me,
a goal is going to be a big, very bold, almost impossible kind of statement.
I’ll break those bold statements into smaller, measurable pieces and start
I’m comfortable I will not reach every one of my goals. I’ll
begin making plans on multiple things at once, knowing completely that I cannot
accomplish everything required for every big idea. But I don’t know yet which
ideas will stick. Which will get the traction required for completion? I won’t
know until I try.
The very same day we started Alt Summit, some other partners
and I started a social media conference for politicians. At the same time I
started a masters degree in a completely different field and I began some
community projects in my hometown. I was definitely busy getting all these
balls rolling, but after spending some time with each of them, I could clearly
see which projects were most viable, and which brought me the most
If you’re looking to become a “better blogger,” I encourage
you to focus that into concrete, measurable, and bold action items. Does that
mean improving your photography with photography classes? Do you need business
classes? A collaboration with another blogger? An editorial calendar? A mentor relationship? Decide on the
first step and then commit to do the work. It generally won’t be fast or easy,
but you’ll never know if it will be a success until you give it a try.