Merry Christmas, or as my friends across the water say, Happy Christmas. For me, this is the time of year when I begin to set goals and resolutions for the coming year. (Why wait until New Year’s Eve)?
So I review the year, and if you are like me I tend to see every mistake, accident, slip of the tongue, nasty moment… I hope my random acts of kindness somehow balance that ledger…
But seriously, I review my last year’s goals and resolutions and count my successes and failures, my additions and adjustments throughout the year and my cross-offs (because what sounded great last December turned out to be stupid in July). I first see what is carry-over, like something that should have made it into a five year plan. Then I add before I subtract.
I always over expect. That might just be me, but I figure if I set my goals and resolutions too low I’ll have a lazy year. As long as I understand there is deliberately more than I can possibly do so I don’t stress over it, my time won’t be wasted (and I will never have the excuse of saying I’m bored with nothing to do).
There are already several resolutions for 2012. Focusing on marketing my work is a big one. I’ll be working with a friend somewhere between the last of December and first weeks of January to zero in. He does this kind of “game planning” for a living and consults for Wall Street types. I don’t know if he got occupied. I’ll have to ask when I see him.
Meanwhile, have you thought about 2012? Is it going to be the greatest year ever? Oh? How so?