Read over the original 10-year plan, have a good laugh about its ridiculousness, then rewrite the parts that sound superficial.
2. Are the goals Specific?
Take the giant, broad, vague “goals” from the 10-year plan and turn them into really specific statements that include how, what, and why.
Create a criteria for measuring each and every goal.
Be sure that you have all of the skills, resources, and abilities (or that you can acquire them) needed to accomplish each goal.
What is the end result, accomplishment, achievement of each goal? After all, we don’t have time to work on things that won’t produce results.
Create a time frame for each goal. It should be long enough to actually accomplish it but short enough to motivate you to get started!
Okay, one more thing…
Do the goals use Positive Language?
Basically, you want to give yourself something to do… not something to not do. My 2013 resolution was to Stop Worrying (which clearly didn’t happen). But… I mean, that’s so vague and negative;
No wonder it didn’t happen.
Maybe something like this would have worked better:
Have a more positive attitude by re-focusing my mind on the good things that might happen rather than the bad ones.
Check, check, check, check, check, check, and… check! 🙂