I like to write a post at the beginning of every year about goal setting. Why? Because I think goal setting works. Brian Tracy, a self-improvement expert, talks about the power of setting in goals in many of his books including Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible. His advice is simple and it is not that hard to do.
Tracy says to write down 10 specific goals every day in the present tense like you have already accomplished them. For example, “I weigh 185 pounds” vs. “I will lose weight”. Write your 10 goals down every day for 30 days straight. When you write down your goals, then come up with a plan for each of them to be accomplished, then take action, you will have a really good chance of completing them. At the end of the 30 days, you will be amazed and you will also note the positive changes in your life.
Although it may sound a little cheesy and far-fetched, I really believe in this method and it only takes 5 minutes per day.
Here is my post from last year- Goal Setting.