Seth Godin reminded me about having goals. “Having goals is a pain in the neck,” he says, but “the people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact... those people have goals.”
OK, good point. Here are Fog Creek Software’s goals for 2009, in no particular order:
I like what Seth said about how “if you don't have a goal, you never have to worry about missing it.”
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