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I have caught the bug as well...although unlike other wow gold bloggers...I am not really a wow gold blogger so I thought it would be interesting to see my answers to these questions. If you don't know what the 20 days of gold making is you can check out Nev's post here!
So today's question is: If you set yourself a goal, what was it. At what point did you set this goal?
I am having a hard time answering this question right off the top of my head because I am not a "goblin" yet - YET is the key word.
In my wow play I do set goals, I am different with my wow goals though as they fluctuate regularly. What I mean by this is, I don't try to not stick to them, I just don't stick to them...They are always there but I don't dwell on them. The reason I don't set super big goals is because I find once I reach them its very hard for me to continue to play due to burn out and putting all my eggs in that basket.
I once set the goal of getting the Battlemaster title and I competed it, while I finished what I set out to do...I also got super burned out in the process almost quit doing bg's entirely for awhile even though that is one of my favorite things to do in game.
I'm not against grinding for titles or reps or what have you. I like getting achievements and reps and all that, but if I say to myself I am going to do X thing everyday I just get burned out on it after a few days and quit doing it.
Lately and as of MoP I have been trying to grind out the dailies/reps and get the loremaster achive...I don't focus on it though...it will come with time. If I am bored for one second, I will work on it. So basically my goals are there I just don't write them down or anything.
Alright so, I will go out of my comfort zone of goal setting and write some down...
I like the idea of setting goals, but what if you don't reach it...did you fail? I challenge myself a little bit differently to put a little weight on both side of the scale so to speak.
When I set a goal, I don't set it at the max or where I want to be..I set it in the middle or within reach, in a somewhat tangible way for me at the moment.
For Example: (my list of goals below)
Level each class to 90 - not completed
Get Rank One Gladiator - not completed
Get 1 million gold - not completed
etc etc etc.....
What I do is instead of: Get 1 Million Gold - I would say: Get 100k gold because at the rate of gold I am making this is a much more tangible number for me currently.
Basically the goals I set are not the max goals, do I have them in my head yes...but I like to access the situation after each of my smaller goals has been met...It brings me personally back to the ground and allows me to move forward in a much better fashion
Most of my "large Goals" have lots of smaller components so for example, lets say your goal is to start doing arena and get 1800+!
There is a ton of steps in just this one small goal...
1 - You have to get all the honor gear.
2 - You have to find a twos partner to cap points.
3 - You have to get all the Epic Conquest gear.
4 - You have to Gem, Enchant, Reforge all of it (Gold plays a part here)
5 - You have to find another player to do three's with - this has lots of different parts
5 -a) Your partners must be good enough to hit whatever rating your goal is.
5 - b) You need to be able to play at the same times.
5 - c) They need to play somewhat the right classes and specs for certain goals ie 2k+++
5 - d) You need to be able to communicate with them - Get along, speak their language, have a mic etc etc...
Just one example of goal setting I use, I like to break everything down into tangible components!
I ran out of tangent...
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