Ready, Set, Goals: How-To Achieve Your 2013 Resolutions

This year, I'm going to…


From resolutions to goals, there is nothing quite like starting a new year with a fresh slate. Don't we all just love to talk about how the new year is going to be the BEST YET?! But then come April, we've lost our resolutions and have gotten stuck in our familiar routines.


So what's the trick to setting and achieving your resolutions? How can you turn your goals into tangible benchmarks instead of lofty expectations?


The secret to achieving your goals is accountability. Plain and simple.


You have to hold yourself accountable for the goals that you set and stay on track. There is no magic potion (unfortunately) and there is no quick fix. You want to become one of the biggest DIY bloggers in your state or increase your Twitter followers by x amount? You have to put in the work and stay on top of it every day. It's not enough to just put your goal or dream out into the world; you have to be willing to do the work.


Here is the formula that we've found to be extremely successful from New Year's resolutions pasts:

Set resolutions and expectations, monitor your progress, adjust when necessary, push harder.


When it comes to lessons in goal-setting, IFB is your resource on achieving what you want and the best part is, many of these tips can be applied to both your personal and professional life:


For a step-by-step guide to reaching your resolutions, turn to this post on Goal-Setting for Your Blog.

Need a quick run-through on how to achieve your blog's marketing goals? Look no further.

Want to garner 1 million page views for your blog? These traffic-building goals will point you down the right path.


Nothing good comes easy btu that doesn't mean getting what you want out of 2013 is impossible. It just means that your hard work and resilient attitude will pay off, with you making 2013 the most successful yet, both personally and professionally.



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9 Responses

  1. Kory

    You’re totally right, Amanda. When you’re wanting to gain more ground, staying on top of your game is essential! I know this is true because the more time I’ve spent working on gaining traffic on my blog, the more I’ve gained. Gotta put some in to get some out!

    I’m excited for 2013 because I’m pushing myself to take my blog to the next level, and keeping in mind accountability throughout the year is definitely going to help!

  2. Michaela d'Artois

    The best way for me to stand behind my goals is to set mini goals that lead up to the big one. Whether it’s month to month updates or whatever, it really helps!
    As bloggers, we are lucky that you guys have created such a great site for this! It allows us to keep in touch with our goals with your little pushes!
    Thank you for that!
    Happy New Year!

  3. Chaucee from Streets and Stripes

    I used to make new year’s resolutions, but after years of failing at them I tried a new tactic: monthly goals. They’re much easier to keep in mind throughout the month and usually more achievable! It also makes me feel like I’m really doing something.

  4. MonicaP

    I think it’s best to make a list .. cross out what you don’t think you can do and move forward with the rest .. adjust as necessary ( as stated above ).

    I like to be specific with items I’d like to accomplish. Just saying ‘make my blog’ better isn’t going to get me anywhere.


  5. Addison

    So inspirational!! I love these daily doses of hope to help me reach my goals.
    I’ve found that it’s much easier to move forward and closer to goals if the goals are specific instead of general.

    Awesome post and thank you!!