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2009 – Make it Work for You

This is a good time of year to reflect upon what you want from 2009 … and last year I wrote a blog entry to help with that process, all aound setting and achieving your goals. It is basically a review of a number of my blog entries on this subject.

Take a few minutes and read them … it could be a good investment of your time!

Two years ago I posted a blog entry called Goals 2006 Wrap-up and 2007 Planning. All of the concepts apply this year too!

In January 2007 I asked if you were Ready for 2007, so are you ready for 2009?

Then a week or so later I wrote More About Goals for 2007. Half way through 2007 I did some more nagging about goals … with no apologies!

Sometimes the message needs to be heard a few times before it will have an affect … the bottom line is that if you want to improve ANYTHING in your life, the best way to do that is to set goals.

Understand exactly what it is that you want … not as easy as it sounds … and create an action plan to get there. It is amazing how often you can succeed this way! (It is important to note that success can come by applying these principles to ANY part of your life … not just work!)

Walk Fast and Smile!


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2 thoughts on “2009 – Make it Work for You

  1. Aptly said, Kevin! Time to set goals for next year is actually before Christmas. However, it is not yet late. I would say, financial; charitable/community time/religious; personal health/fitness; family life time and 4 major projects to improve things that need your special effort (one for each quarter) would be good direction to look at if starting from scratch to set goals. Assess your current position and do a little introspection. Be truthful and consider realities. Break the goals down into meaningful, manageable / achievable tasks and put them in your outlook calendars with set periodic reminders. Celebrate success and use time productively so you do not fool or fail yourself. For example, if your financial goal tells you to make gross profit of $500K in the year, break it down in monthly goals. See what activities you need to plan and how you have to behave to achieve this and strongly visualize lower level details. You might modify it a bit or will have to push harder a bit or will have to use creative ways and might have to use presence of mind to grab unplanned opportunities. Commit to whatever it takes. Sweat tastes sweet not salty! Enjoy the ups and document the lessons learnt that held you back from achieving goals so as to avoid pitfall while planning goals next time. Constantly review and keep sight of goals…It works. Team goals bring huge success to all -if done collaboratively! Change our surroundings fantastically! I know how teams come together to buy group lottery dreaming for Happy Dance at workplaces. Well, who doesn’t want easy money? Team need to share common values, vision and mission- without doubts and I am sure money earned by achieving goals would definitely result in a true Happy Dance…Many best wishes for 2009!

  2. Aptly said, Kevin! Time to set goals for next year is actually before Christmas. However, it is not yet late. I would say, financial; charitable/community time/religious; personal health/fitness; family life time and 4 major projects to improve things that need your special effort (one for each quarter) would be good direction to look at if starting from scratch to set goals. Assess your current position and do a little introspection. Be truthful and consider realities. Break the goals down into meaningful, manageable / achievable tasks and put them in your outlook calendars with set periodic reminders. Celebrate success and use time productively so you do not fool or fail yourself. For example, if your financial goal tells you to make gross profit of $500K in the year, break it down in monthly goals. See what activities you need to plan and how you have to behave to achieve this and strongly visualize lower level details. You might modify it a bit or will have to push harder a bit or will have to use creative ways and might have to use presence of mind to grab unplanned opportunities. Commit to whatever it takes. Sweat tastes sweet not salty! Enjoy the ups and document the lessons learnt that held you back from achieving goals so as to avoid pitfall while planning goals next time. Constantly review and keep sight of goals…It works. Team goals bring huge success to all -if done collaboratively! Change our surroundings fantastically! I know how teams come together to buy group lottery dreaming for Happy Dance at workplaces. Well, who doesn’t want easy money? Team need to share common values, vision and mission- without doubts and I am sure money earned by achieving goals would definitely result in a true Happy Dance…Many best wishes for 2009!

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