It's not like I have never thought about goal setting. I remember a very good chapter of Carl May's A Strategy for Winning on goal settings. Carl's approach from back then is very similar to today with the points of;
- Set Specific Goals
- Put Your Goals in Writing
- Develop a Plan and Determine a Deadline
- Develop a Sincere Desire
- Don't Take Your Eyes Off Your Goals
- Concentrate on the Task at Hand
- Don't Set Your Goals Too Low - Or Too High
It's not that I don't have goals, I have many... maybe too many - they just are not documented and worked towards. Just off the top of my head I have goals of getting my 69 Mustang running, finish up my laptop robot, build a big shop, build a Street Rod from all the parts I've collected, redesign my Home Automation system, and on, and on, and on.
Of course one can set all the goals you want and not get there if you don't work towards them. I guess the saying of "The DO is up to YOU" - but more on that later in a future post.
So in 2009 it's time to set, write, target and work towards my goals... may the force of goal setting be with me.