I love Moleskine notebooks. I was first introduced the them by my business partner, Ken Pettit, a few years back and have used them ever since. This Christmas I received a new Moleskine from my mother (they can be SO thoughtful, can’t they?) and I turned it into my official 2007 goal tracker.
A side note — I don’t make New Years Resolutions — I make New Years Goals. Goals are about the desired result or the aspiration, and resolutions are about the decision or the plan. To illustrate this look at the following two lists of synonyms from the thesaurus:
goal: objective, aim, end, target, design, intention, intent, plan, purpose; (holy) grail; ambition, aspiration, wish, dream, brass ring, desire, hope
resolution: intention, resolve, decision, intent, aim, plan; commitment, pledge, promise.
An old teacher of mine, Cyndi Laurin, who teaches on Quality, Leadership, and Organizational Greatness, sums it up quite well:
“Consider creating goals as launching pads to something far greater.”
Visit his blog.
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Get out – have a life and write about it. Enjoy your weekend. We’ll see you on Monday.