Happy New Year- Where Are You and Where Do You Want to Go?

Happy New Year to all and may 2011 be one of the most uplifting, opportunity-filled years of your life. So now that the New Year is here, are you the resolution type? Is it now or never, or is the beginning of a new year just another day?


It is said that the success rate for New Year's resolutions is pretty poor; so when it comes to your business the resolution thing is probably not a wise choice after all. In any event there is no time like the present to take an inventory of where you are at and where you would like to be. Books have been written on the subject of planning, gap analysis and the like but just a few quick tips:

  • Review and assess your high-level goals
  • Identify your short-comings and accomplishments with respect to the high-level goals
  • Resolve to sustain the good that arises from the accomplishments
  • Commit to resolving the short-comings
  • Applaud yourself and your team for committing to the task of sustained success 

4 responses on “Happy New Year- Where Are You and Where Do You Want to Go?

  1. Great points Ed. Especially applauding you and your team's success. I think that is something that is woefully overlooked as we pursue our goals, dreams or even resolutions. We can get into a mindset of achievement of the entire goal or failure. I believe that even in the goals we don't achieve, we learn.

  2. Ed Drozda says:

    Thanks for your thoughts Jen. In my view there are two forms of success- instant and sustainable. We have all experienced success in one form or another; sustaining it is another matter. At the heart of sustaining success is acknowledging and appreciating how we got there.

  3. John Moore says:

    Great thoughts for us all in the New Year! I'll add one more. Team up with an accountability partner if you are truly serious about accomplishing that resolution. Make that person an objective and honest partner who can keep you on track and you significanly increase your chances of accomplishing your goal.
    Enjoy a successful 2011!

  4. Ed Drozda says:

    What a great idea John; is anybody doing this? I think I will give it a try and rather than business I will start in the gym.

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