Maki at DoshDosh usually blogs about making money online but in “The Value of Being Incomplete: What Are Your Goals for 2008?” he talked about setting goals.
Goals can be useful but you mustn’t depend on them to define yourself. We are taught that if you don’t have an aim in life, you’ll end up nowhere. If you don’t have concrete goals and work towards them, your website will never grow. Not true.
Goals are pathway markers and destination points. But they are also simply thoughts, conjured up and made concrete in one decisive moment. You can change them as easily as you flick a light switch. It takes less than five seconds. Try it.
So for 2008, be flexible and open. Grow. Take a chance and do something beyond what you consider to be realistic or practical.
I totally agree that goals shall not be set in stone, we need to review and change if needed.
Maki at Dosh Dosh also had a post titled “How to Prepare Yourself for the New Year”. There was a list of eight things to consider and a great final paragraph:
Think of yourself as a machine. You are a woman or man of enormous potential. Everything is possible in the new year if you have the heart for it. What you need to do is to grease the wheels, make sure you’re all well-oiled and ready to roll. Take care of the periphery details and you’ll find that you’ll reach your goals a lot faster.
Note: Photo by JoF.
This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.