Setting your goals in 2011

The Quantum Compass
OPIC system
for creative professionals 
“Make Tomorrow Today” TM
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Believe it or not there are only 3 weeks left in 2010. With the festive season starting next week, they are sure to go by quickly. At this time of year many of our clients are setting  their business goals for 2011 and ready to  execute  them in the New Year, If you want a great  start  and ready for the new year, I suggest ACTING now!

Now’s probably the best time to be thinking seriously about where you are on your journey, and to re-assess where you want to be.

This is our quick guide to setting some goals for yourself. Detailed goals that are realistic and achievable. Goals that, while specific and measured, are still exciting and inspirational.

Here at Quantum Compass we work with our clients on what we call the “OPIC” system.

OPIC stands for:  Objective, Planning, Implementation, Ccommitment

Now let’s look at each point starting with your objectives…

Think about what you want to achieve, what area you want to focus on. There are all sorts of things that you could focus on; personal goals, or business goals. 

Get very specific with your objectives. Be very clear on what it is that you want. Visualise what is is that you’re aiming for. And remember to write you goals in the present tense as if you have already achieve it too.

The next step in this process is the planning step.

Think about all the steps you need to take to make your goals a reality. Again, it’s about being specific. What resources will you need, and how will you best use them?

Write each action step in sequential order.

If your goal is broad, make sure you break down the task into small little steps.

Implementation.This section where you can plan to delegate too. Look at your objectives and your plans. As you roll out those plans and start taking action, think about what you could be delegating to others to be doing for you.

It’s in this step that there’s a real opportunity to create new ways of doing. To create new systems.

Remember to always have measurable validation points at this stage.  
“Setting goals is not the main thing. It’s deciding how you’ll go about achieving them and staying with that plan.”
                                                                                    – Tom Landry.

Finally, without commitmentnothing will really happen. You can write as many goals as you like. You can have all the action plans, and have all the measurable validation points as you like. But you’ll never succeed in your goals without commitment.

Commitment is about firming your mind and launching yourself towards your goals with no hesitation or fear. It’s about making the decision that nothing will stop you or hold you back. It’s about deciding that every road-block or obstacle in your path is merely another step towards your objective.

With a commitment from your heart, together with your dedicated actions towards your objectives you’ll find your dreams, your passion, and your purpose.

Want to learn more about goals and action planing the Quantum Compass way? 

It’s as simple as 1… 2… 3…

2: Come along to the next “Goal Setting” workshop. E-mail Quantum Compass (insert link: ) for details of the next half day session near you.

3: Contact Vinh for a no cost, no obligation coaching session.
Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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