If you are trying to make money with the internet, I hope that you have goals. I believe that many of you don’t, in fact there have been many times when I haven’t had goals. Are you just hoping that one day money will start coming in? Do you have a plan? Do you have written goals that you believe in?

This month I’ve been asking myself many times per day whether I believe in some of my goals. Less than one month ago I posted a public goal of cracking the Technorati 5000 before June 1. When I posted the goal, I had barely cracked 100,000 with my Technorati ranking. I’m sitting here three weeks later asking myself if that goal is still possible.

What Will Decide Whether I Make It Or Not?

I will only make the goal if I can continue to believe in myself. It’s going to be difficult – it is a really lofty goal. Since I still believe in it I can get there. The methods that will get me there will find me.

What Will Decide Whether You Achieve Your Goals Or Not?

You will only achieve your goals if you continue to believe that you can. Do you give up on goals before the day is done? When it looks unlikely that you will achieve are you finished? In that moment will you quit or summon deeper desire to achieve? When it looks impossible you have to will yourself to believe. If your deepest thoughts believe, you will achieve.

I would love to see an active discussion where people post their goals publicly. You can comment here or post on your sites. It doesn’t have to be anything to do with Technorati. It doesn’t have to have anything to do with your site if you don’t want. Choose an area you want to improve.