To achieve most things it is smart to come up with your goals and the plan to achieve them. Go check out this blog post to get a run down on several techniques to plan and set your goals for 2011. Here is just a small sample for this piece:
I also think you want to understand why you have goals. Working towards goals shapes the type of life I want to lead on a daily basis. It’s not about the goal. It’s about enjoying the life that’s required to work towards the goal. My life satisfaction is linked most strongly towards knowing that I’m on the path, rather than hitting the destination. Simple, clear goals enable me to feel like I am making daily progress.