I’m not that smart, I know. I never think I know it all. But sometimes I think I know quite a lot. 🙂 Still, I am never surprised when I learn something new, even when it’s something so obvious. I love those “Aha!” moments.
So, here we go: I’m reading a lot of blog posts and Facebook statuses about New Year resolutions. I don’t make them. I don’t believe in them. But wait a minute! How are they different from strategic planning and goal setting, really? As a retiree, and sometime consultant/teacher/trainer/presenter, I don’t really have a formal “strategic plan” (but if you’re still working, this does NOT mean that your organization doesn’t need one! You MUST have one!), but I do have plans/lists of things to accomplish. Are these not my strategic goals for the year, or the coming months? Are they not my New Year’s resolutions?