Whiteboard Wisdom: Goals are important
When it comes to goals, many people set goals that reflect a vehicle and not their actual life goal. For example, CEO of Ford, President of Google, Owner of my own Social Media company. These are goals yes, but I would argue these goals create more issues than they do success.
The goals above are vehicles for a life someone wants to live. This means, there is a reason behind those goals. The reason behind those goals will actually get you to your real goal. Why do you want to be the CEO of Ford? Is it to make millions of dollars. It can't be to have freedom, because that is a pretty intense job. The reason behind the CEO of Ford is what I want to get to.
When you look at it this way, you will see the goal you set will actually stop you from taking other opportunities. HUH? Yes. Why do you want to own your own Social Media Company. Is it to be able to work from anywhere or is it because you do not want a boss?
What if you were offered an awesome position inside someone else's company that allowed you to work from anywhere and have autonomy? You see, the vision is what is important. Once you find the vision, you will open up different paths to get you there.
In my life, I want to have fun, make money, and give back. I have found my vision, and I have chose a vehicle (after many other vehicles didn't get me there) and now inside that vehicle, I will set goals. Make sure you are finding your vision, then finding your vehicle (it could change over time) then setting goals inside that vehicle to measure improvement.