Goals – make them bold. Make them powerful. Make them compelling.
Learn – something new every day. Watch and listen for the lessons that will present themselves.
Enjoy – the journey. Tie your happiness to the process, not the outcome.
The joy is in the doing. I have a friend who recently launched a new boutique law firm. He has big goals for his firm, and lots of hard work ahead. And you know what? He is having the time of his life, because he enjoys being a legal entrepreneur. He likes the management of the practice as much as the practice itself, and his enthusiasm is contagious. His first six months have been very successful, and his clients like the feel of the new firm.
What is working for my friend is that his personal interests, goals, and the process are all in alignment. When you are making your own plans this year, consider a similar strategy. What goals are most meaningful to you? What actions can you take to move your plans forward that resonate with your own personal interests? What would you most like to invest your time in?