If you're like a lot of people, you start the new year gung ho about your goals and dreams. New Year's Resolutions are often shared with other family members, published in blogs, on Facebook and Twitter, but almost never accomplished. Why? We don't identify the small. incremental daily activity that make achievement possible.
I really like blogger Chris Brogan's latest piece on setting New Year's Resolutions. Instead of specific goals, Brogan suggests selecting 3 words that embody a direction you want to take your life. For example, you might want to lose weight, improve your relationship with a family member and get control of your finances. The key words for these goals could be Health, Family and Focus. Instead of setting specific goals, select a word that describes the direction you want take your life. Then, every day, try to do do something that supports that area of your life.
Kudos to Chris for introducing this concept. It's simple but it has the potential to help us get closer to realizing those goals and resolutions that never seem to materialize.
By the way, my 3 words are: Focus, Health & Family
What are yours?
Happy New Year 2012.