I don’t pretend to know the future, but I do know that having a goal, stating it, writing it down, and visualizing it, helps you get closer to achieving it. An early mentor of mine, Bill Walton, CEO of ITC Learning, always told me, “if you can visualize it, you can achieve it.” He was a firm believer in the power of visualization.
For years I have focused on New Year “Goals” vs Resolutions, as I feel a resolution is too easy to give up on. A Resolution is almost a proclamation, but does it also include the steps necessary to ensure its successful attainment?
One of my personal goals is to have a more targeted focus on my family. The steps to accomplish this may include: eating more meals together; having at least one activity night a month and being intentionally ‘present’ when we are together (which means not working/texting/emailing during time that has been designated as family time.) To make the actions even concrete, they can be made specific and measurable. Having a plan of action helps ensure the goals get achieved.
A professional goal is to enhance existing relationships with Helios team members, clients and partners. I have some ideas to do so, and some of them are quite simple, such as calling and meeting more frequently. Others include an intentional focus in inviting them into our existing community.
My question to you is “What goals have you intentionally set for 2010?” They could be both personal and professional. And if you need others to help ensure their success, how are you communicating your goals? Achieving success in reaching a goal is often recognized when steps are broken down to accomplish them. Wishing you much success in 2010. We’re ready for a phenomenal year ahead!