The problem with goals

Watch below to hear Laura’s take on…

  • The problem with goals
  • How to make them stick
  • What NOT to do when setting goals


Use what works for you. Use what inspires you. Use what fires you up. But you need to start with what you want to get done in your business. This is another area where we waste a lot of time. We don’t know how to spend our time. We don’t know what the most important activities are because we’re not tying our day-to-day life to our bigger goals.

I think this is a huge problem. I see a lot of people that when they think about goal setting, they think about like, “Okay, I’m going to go set my journal and I’m going to have my goal setting time and I’m going to vision what I want my life to be like,” and all of that stuff is really important but they have a goal setting time and they’re doing their business and it’s like never the twain shall meet, right? They do goal setting as this thing that’s separate from their business.

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About Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who gives businesses of all sizes the tools they need to make their mark on the web. She is the creator of the social media scheduling software Edgar, as well as social media marketing web courses like Creating Fame and Social Brilliant.


  1. I just wrote about this very idea on my blog yesterday

    always good to have your ideas confirmed

    be inspired


  2. Love it, but I’m wondering if there is supposed to be more than just 46 seconds?

  3. I like the fact that you are trying to highlight the importance of goal setting. However, I think the video is not complete and is broken. Can you upload the full video Laura so that we your readers can benefit from it, especially during this year end where we all are planning for FY12

  4. Where’s the rest of the video???

  5. Re: Whomever produced the remark that this was a good site truly needs to get their head analyzed.