I wonder why we do this. Why do we wait until the end of the year to set goals? Do we think the start of the new year means a new start for us? May be. Why not?
Certainly you could set goals throughout the year, but saying the end of the year is not a good time defeats the whole purpose of encouraging change. So, go ahead and set your goals whenever you like.
What’s most important about goals is setting them. Second to that is announcing them. This is one method to insure you’ve made yourself accountable for your goals. I’ve tried this again and again with much success in both my personal and professional life. I also wrote about it in an earlier post this year, Do You Have a BHAG?
So, write your goals, come up with a timeline and make plans to achieve each one. Then announce them to the world. Ask friends and family to check up on your progress. This’ll help you execute on your plans, knowing full well you’ll want to save face and keep your word to everyone about how you were going to achieve your goals.
What Do You Think?
How do you plan your year?
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