The year-end/start of the new year often marks a mile-marker for people in all walks of life. New tax year. New goals. New expectations. New resolutions. I believe that many of us create expectations for ourselves that we have every intention of pursuing, but neglect to think in terms of how to actually accomplish them. One of those has to do with personal or professional improvement. While it might be great to increase revenue or increase productivity, the “how” is often the debilitating factor. I am not suggesting that the goals are logically impossible or impractical, but rather, without evaluating the “whole picture” the goals are idealistic and success unlikely.