The hardest part of setting goals, for this generation, is the feeling like you're "boxed in." It's almost as if setting goals is like setting up bars in prison cells to keep you from moving or changing in real time. It's scary, sometimes, to set goals and try to keep with them.
What if I fail?
What if I change directions?
What if I don't like where I end up?
What if I want to set new goals? What then?
Let me release you from that feeling. Goals are not concrete. It's just like setting guidelines.
Let's say you want to learn how to speak a new language. The goal doesn't bind you to speaking something fluently, it just allows you to set a framework whereby you can start learning new words, new culture, and making new friends.
If halfway through the goal, you find that you don't have the affinity for learning a language, it's not the end of the world.
So, as you take a long hard look at where you want to go, what you want to do in 2010, think big. Set some cool goals. You might indeed have a wonderful time learning something new, visiting a new place, or just making cool new friends.