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What are your goals for 2010? January 4, 2010

Filed under: Future planning,Success — Rebecca Coleman @ 7:36 am
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Last year, I decided to to try something. I wrote a list of business, life, and financial goals for 2009, and posted it up over my desk. That’s about all I did with it. I didn’t break the goals down into manageable tasks (which, if I was serious, I probably should have done). I just wrote them and stuck them up. One of my goals was to replace my aging and increasingly black-hole-of-money car. One was to take a major trip, a European vacation. Well, I went to Greece in August, and now drive a very cute ’98 Volkswagen Golf. I also set a financial goal for my business, and I am happy to say that I met it–only just–but I did.

Yep, that's me at the Parthenon

I’m not a big believer in the Law of Attraction. I think a lot of people use the Law of Attraction as a crutch to not do any work. They believe that if they focus on what they want enough, it will magically come to them. I believe that nothing replaces goal-setting and hard work.

Yet, perhaps there is something to this Law of Attraction stuff. By simply having my goals written up and sitting in front of my nose, they were on my radar, so to speak–always within my consciousness. And perhaps, because they were in the front of my mind, it made me work towards them, consciously, or unconsciously.

So, I’m trying it again. I don’t have a lot of overly-ambitious goals for 2010–I feel like I accomplished quite a bit in 2009, and am content to maintain the status quo for a bit. But who knows…. ?

How about you? Do you believe in the Law of Attraction? Do you write out your goals for the year? And if so, do you do it in such a way that is specific (with a plan), or more general? I’d love to hear about your experience.

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2 Responses to “What are your goals for 2010?”

  1. Hmm. Great question! Do I believe in ‘if you write it, it will come….’

    I totally believe in hard work. Effort does pay off. But only if the effort is pin pointed with laser like specific focus. I know so many people who work so hard but spin their wheels. They’re working hard at the wrong things. I’ve done it myself many a time.

    So that actually was the goal for 2009 – work really, really hard but on only one goal. We purposefully had no personal goals for the year and threw everything we had into this one thing- our goal was to grow awareness.

    We did have sub categories: online awareness through blog, video, blog comments, article writing.

    and physical awareness which focused on the hard copy of our catalogue and free stuff for conferences that was both useful to us and our customers.

    It was really awesome and tiring to have a focus and it did pay off. A lot. It was odd to look around at the end of the year and actually see results. Whee!

    For 2010, it’s basically more of the same. With maybe a big trip to New York for the fall. You can’t work ALL the time… 🙂

  2. Harry Says:

    You may want to check out http://www.GoalsOnTrack.com, a very nicely built web app designed for tracking goals and todo lists, and supports time tracking too. It’s clear, focused, easy to navigate, worth a try.


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