At the beginning of the year, I set a goal/New Year’s Resolution of posting new content on the site every day in 2015.
I knew at the time that perfection would be difficult, but I figured I’d do my best and hopefully only miss a handful of days.
So far in 2015, I believe I’ve only missed 5 days of posting. And if I’m honest, I’d have to say that I’m pretty happy with my consistency and I feel like I’m on the toward making this particular resolution a success.
Except for the fact that I’m purposefully breaking the resolution and letting go my goal.
3 Reasons That I’m Letting Go of My Goal of Posting Daily
- The Time Factor–Let’s be honest for a minute. As I’m building my coaching business, creating video courses, and doing all of the things required of a solopreneur, I don’t have time to do everything. My focus has been on making sure to get content out daily to achieve my goal for 2015, but in doing so I’m sacrificing too much time that would be better spent working on some of my bigger projects. I had already decided I’d drop back to only posting Monday-Friday for 2016, but it just makes sense to start now instead of waiting 4 more months.
- Priorities–This kind of relates to the time factor. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what we say our priorities are or what we want them to be, the things that we spend our resources on are our priorities. If I’m going to be serious about continuing to build this business that I’ve been working on for the past 15 months or so, I need to make sure that I’m prioritizing how I spend my time. Creating regular content is still a priority, but daily content isn’t necessary and it’s detracting from some of the other things I need to do to be successful.
- Quality vs Quantity–If I’m honest, I know that some of the posts I’ve put out in the past 8 months haven’t been as good as they could be. But because I’ve been so focused on churning out post after post that the quality has been less important than the quantity. That needs to stop. And now it has.
This isn’t an all inclusive list, but these are definitely the 3 biggest reasons I need to pull back the reigns on my posting schedule.
To put it bluntly, this decision is what’s best for me–for my business, for my family, and for me personally.
Anytime you’re working toward a big goal, whether it’s running related or not, you constantly need to be assessing and reassessing what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.
In this case, this particular goal was hurting my chances at being successful with some of my other goals.
The only way for me to be successful with one goals was to give up on another, and that is why I’m letting go of my goal to post every day in 2015.
Have You Ever Had to Give Up On One Goal to Pursue Another? How Did You Decide When It Was Time to Switch Your Focus?