I would be too… if I based only on yearly goals coming out of nowhere, once every January.

But I’m not.

As of late, I work one-on-one with five ambitious business owners. I help them craft their unique plan toward their vision.

Among many others, in our work, we are looking for coherence between:

- their utopian long-term career vision,

- their intimidating three-year company goals,

- their yearly goals and current projects,

- their values and character.

And having these described, we can ask ourselves:

1. Are those components “yours,” or are you mimicking some other people’s concepts?

2. Are the long-term visionary elements aligned with your short-term decisions?

You would be surprised how hard it is to be REALLY coherent and… yourself.

But coherence will give you enormous resilience and focus, which will result in an ability to reach any goals you set.

As the great Ray Dalio says:

“If you work hard and creatively, you can have just about anything you want, but not everything you want. Maturity is the ability to reject good alternatives in order to pursue even better ones.”

So if you hadn’t set goals for yourself this year, maybe it’s time to rethink this?

Just set long-term, mid-term, and short-term goals, and look for coherence. Think about your values. About situations that give you energy and drive.

And if you have any questions, I’m here to share my experiences.