Just like your target goals, if you make them unrealistically high, you will do nothing but disappoint and discourage yourself when it is not possible to meet your expectations. This surely does not engender the motivation you need to develop a business. Keep your goals and resolutions doable. Think logically rather than to ‘shoot for the moon’.
There will be obstacles in any new endeavor and there will be times when you can’t see any results yet. This is just such a time when your awareness that you have not met your goals will start to weigh on you. You need to arm yourself with coping mechanisms like being realistic, that will allow you to stay positive no matter what it looks like.
One important thing to remember is it is not about one campaign or one weekend of working to promote your business. It is about being consistent over time. Although it is commendable that you took action you have to realize it is almost nothing in the grand scope of things. This is working hard vs hardly working. Take that one thing you did or those few days you expended some energy toward developing your business and use it as a plan for what you need to do all the time, maybe for a long time in order to see substantial results.
You can break your resolutions down into logical stages or levels just like your target goals. You can have short, medium and long-term goals that are achievable. To break this down into an easy example, you might aim to earn $100 a month in the short-term and plan to achieve $200 a month at 6-months in and plan on $400 in one-year. If you keep on extrapolating, (and working steadily) in a few years you will have a nice income from your home business.
This is definitely not to say everyone could progress at this level, but keep in mind it is proportionate to how much effort you can invest. Maybe if your level of action is lukewarm for example you should make your goals, $50, $100, $200 – Still doubling but at a lower amount. It’s all good. You are not competing with anybody but yourself.
Just remember, ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’. You have to be really realistic about how much effort you are really making. It is sad yet comical to hear people whine and moan about having done so much work and not to see results yet. When you ask what they did it is almost nothing. This is sad because the person has magical thinking and expects something for nothing. It’s not logical to think you will get something for nothing. You should realize you need to be doing the work to build a business slowly and steadily over time. This is the way it is for most legitimate businesses in reality.