I've been hearing the Gurus say for awhile now that the reason people fail at IM is because they buy the products to teach them IM but never use them.
I am a big believer in verbalizing your goals. When you say them out loud or write them in a public place the words have a way of inspiring reality. Nothing mystical just you hearing yourself committing to something.
Alot of time the big step from quietly hoping something and going for it is to say it out loud. So if you think its a good idea post you concrete goals for 2010 that you believe you can achieve BUT
Also post how you in general terms are going to achieve it. I'll be the example/ guinea pig
My Goal for 2010 is an income from IM only that will allow me to put away a sizable chunk for my daughter (she's challenged and overcomng daily is the way I like to put it). Concrete thats about $7,000 a month.
My plan is to expand my business with SEO, somearticle marketing, helping others (which always comes back to you) and some CPC marketing along with launching a second site and doing the same kind of marketing all within the first 90 days of 2010.
I didn't give away any techniques or any secrets just gave a broad outline and just the act of writing this down in this public forum has already strengthened my resolve to meet that goal. Also helps that a later date someone in this thread might ask me how I did or am doing with my goals
If you want to join in on the exercise feel free.