Goals for 2011

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!)
It always seems to me as if I’ve hurdled a great wall when I reach the first day of a new year.  I don’t feel like this from month to month… but year to year — absolutely.
And with the new year — great things!
I relish the possibilities of the new year, and this year is going to be exceptional for both me and my business.  Now that I’ve assessed my accomplishment from 2010, I can really dream — and dream big! — about 2011.
I took a goal-making workshop in early 2010, and what I learned helped me set goals and expectations for myself.  Here’s some of what I learned.
  1. DREAM BIG
    This is not the time to be realistic.  You’re setting goals!  And if you sell yourself short, you can’t possibly achieve what you really want.  The best way I can describe dreaming big is to think like a 12-year-old.  Remember that?  When the world was your oyster and you dreamt of being a rockstar doctor who would fly to your Hawaii resort with your gorgeous spouse and get phone calls from the presidents sending you on your next secret mission?  Seriously.  Think big.
  2. BE SPECIFIC
    You can’t just say — buy a new house.  Describe that house!  Described exactly where you want to be at the end of the year!  That will help you map out your path.  One of my goals is to grow my business by 20% by adding 5 new clients.  Now that I have a specific goal, I can figure out how I’m going to accomplish it — the task doesn’t seem so hard!
  3. FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE
    It’s not about what you aren’t going to do — it’s about what you ARE going to do.  Setting goals sets your mood, and positive thinking begets positive results.
What goals have you set for 2011?

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