Yes, that's a title of a cheesy 80's movie starring Carl Weathers (and with Sharon Stone!), and it has nothing to do with this post. I just think it sounds cool -- like giving the word action a little more emphasis. This post is all about ACTION.
As I wake to this April Fool's Day, I'm aware that there's nothing foolish about this lofty goal I've set for myself. I've joined the A-Z blogging challenge, which means I am commiting to posting to my blog 26 times during the month of April. As you can see from my blogging history, I've never posted 26 times in any month. But I've made this goal, and I'm going to take action on it.
Let's talk about goals. Why do I want to have goals, and is having a goal enough? I'm a learner and a tryer. I want to become a better writer, so what better way than to just write. I know, sounds obvious. Just like anything, you need to practice. But why write on a blog? Because I also have the goal of firmly establishing my jewelry and art business. If I write about the jewelry I've made, perhaps someone will be interested enough to buy a piece. If I write about other art I've made, art I've admired, other artists, techniques, books, then my readers will have a better idea of who I am. If you know the person, there will be a greater chance that you'll want to support that person's business.
I have a goal: write more, write better, gain more readers, gain more sales. That's great -- on paper. But a goal needs to have commitment, and that's where this challenge comes in. I'll be blogging a lot this month. My audience is other bloggers, writers, artists, lovers of art, who might become interested in me and later, my jewelry and art. I am taking action toward this goal.
What action are you taking today? Do you have goals, do they have a timeline, and are you committed to your action?