I’ve been asked recently about my personal philosophies on setting New Year’s Resolutions. While I don’t think they’re for everyone, I DO think goal setting is. Anyone can set a goal. Everyone can be successful in achieving SMART goals if they follow some simple tips. Since tip # 6 is all about sharing your goal with others, I encourage you to do so. What do you want to accomplish in 2011? A networking colleague asked specifically what goals members of his network were setting for a healthier 2011. I thought I’d share mine in the spirit of tip #6, so here they are:
For my personal health I’m resolving to stay hydrated by drinking at least 64 ounces of water each day. I’m also going to continue my committment to exercising for 30-60 minutes 5-6 days a week. (3 days cardio, 2 strenth training and 1 yoga/pilates) My energy level and productivity both benefit in huge ways when I do these things (plus I’m a lot more fun to be around – and this benefits the health of my relationships).
For the health of my business, Simply Placed, I resolve to “Eat a Frog” each day before I get on (or lost) in email, and “reactive mode”. I will do 1 high priority task first thing that will make the biggest difference to our clients, or to business development, before any lower value tasks. (“Eat a Frog” is a term coined by author/speaker Brian Tracy, and something I’ve talked about during presentations and written about on our blog – such a great, productive concept!).
OK, so I’ve shown you mine, will you show me yours? Let us know how we can support you in achieving your goals in the New Year.