We are approaching the end of 2011. Hopefully it was a good year for you notwithstanding some of the bumps in the economy. Now it’s time to start looking forward to 2012 and planning to make it a bigger and better year.
If you are setting bigger and better goals, how are you going to achieve them doing the same things that you did in 2011 – and perhaps in earlier years? Paraphrasing Einstein, you can’t expect to get different results if you keep doing things the same old way.
The only way you will be able to achieve bigger and better goals is if you change your habits. Your habits must be goal-centric. They have to support your goals. Your habits must be bigger and better than they were in prior years. For example, maybe you have to go to two extra networking events each month? Maybe you have to have one-on-one meetings with your networking contacts to further develop your relationship? Maybe you have to finally upgrade your website? Maybe you have to exercise two additional times per week to lose those extra pounds?
Whatever goals you are establishing for yourself, make sure that you establish goal-centric habits to support them. Success will be harder to come by without new habits.