Start the new year off right with a clear vision for a successful year in 2010 by putting your goals into a mission statement--or even a brief mantra, à la Guy Kawasaki (see our Recommended Reading List below). By articulating your purpose, putting it in writing, and returning to it when making big (and little) decisions, you can change the shape of your future and make this year your best yet!
Think a mission statement is just for big businesses? Corporations don't just use mission statements for snappy marketing purposes, they create mission statements to keep everyone focused on the same goal. And it can be the same for you. With a mission statement, you can stay focused on a specific goal, so that you can actually achieve it!