1. Angela Rosseau
    February 20, 2018 @ 7:54 pm

    I have the tendency to procrastinate by planning, so I really needed the reminder to limit my all-out planning sessions to once a year, and mini ones each quarter. I’m a designer, so I channeled my need to plan into designing a printable calendar that keeps me on track with my goals, and gave me a lead magnet for my blog!

    The planning stage feels “safer”, but the more I go through EBA 3.0 and do it scared, the more I like trading safety for progress.


  2. Dorian
    February 22, 2018 @ 10:45 am

    Great points, Ruth. Zooming out and seeing the big picture is much more intimidating because all of a sudden, the “what-ifs” come rushing through your mind and all you can think about is defeat. Doing the little things feels much safer because you know you can do them. It’s the balance you strike between the two that can keep you centered and true.

    Just like driving to your destination, you need to do all the little things in-between(check your mirrors, signal, stay in the lines, etc.) but you can’t forget to make sure you’re actually going in the right direction!

    Thanks for the reminder to take 1 step back in order to take 2 steps forward!


  3. Caitlin
    February 22, 2018 @ 12:06 pm

    I love your quote Ruth. I agree the things that we do on a day-to-day basis may seem small but it will eventually get us to achieve our bigger dreams. Since I work full time at my day job, it takes much longer to see results but staying focused is the key to keeping myself motivated.

    Thank You for the inspiration!


  4. Dilip
    February 26, 2018 @ 2:03 am

    Hi Ruth,
    Thoroughly enjoyed the post and completely agree that we need to think big about our blog.
    We often forget the entire purpose of blogging when we get busy with those small things. I have personally been able to find time working towards my bigger goal after I started to outsource some of my routine activites.
    I have heard a lot of people coming back with the same objections like “what if I’m not able to achieve my bigger goals” and the answer lies in committing yourself.
    That reminds me of a tip one of my mentor once told me. If you want a push to achieve your goals, go to your worst critic and tell them about what your big goals are and what you will do when you achieve them.
    Then everytime you see them, their awkward look as if questioning you sarcastically will push you to work towards your goal..



  5. Amy
    February 26, 2018 @ 9:39 am

    Hi Ruth,

    I absolutely loved this post. As a beginning blogger I often find myself somewhat daunted by the big goal of making a career out of my passion for blogging. So it is fantastic to read an article explaining that these ‘big goals’ are meant to be a bit daunting and scary! Sometimes, I feel like I must be crazy and the end goal seems so far away, almost unattainable. But, as you say, having small weekly goals that keep me moving towards my larger goals make the whole adventure seem a bit less scary. As with all things, patience is key and success rarely happens over night!

    All the best,


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