What's the difference between Resolutions and Goals?
But Goals are what you layout with much thought and planning, steps that will take you through the new year so you can achieve the greatness you know you possess.
I recently participated in a goal setting seminar. It was very intense and I still have a lot of work to do to refine my goals. I've been writing my goals in Evernote (I was just introduced to this nifty app) but being a visual type person, I think I need to layout a big piece of paper and use the brainstorm technique to finalize my goals.
One tip I learned in the seminar is to review your goals often. Put them up on your office wall, add them to your calendar, keep them near the top of your mind so you don't lose the momentum.
Another tip I learned was to set goals for your personal life as well as your professional life. In doing this I realized that my "annual resolution" to lose weight and exercise is actually very important to my professional and personal goals. Without good health and energy, it's a lot harder to accomplish those goals. So I put that at the top. Then I have my professional goals to write and publish x number of books, and grow my business this year. And don't forget relationship goals. Mine is to do more for my 91-year-old mother. She's far from being a frail little old lady, but she does need more help with shopping and chores.
What is one goal you can set that could help you accomplish all your other goals?