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05/22/2012 10:25 am ET | Updated Jul 22, 2012

140 Characters

Is it possible to articulate what your goals are in 140 characters?

I meet a friend for lunch and we were talking about Twitter bios, and she asked me what does mine currently say? And I said, to be honest, I am more interested what I want it to say, which is Oscar winner, TED speaker and New York Times best seller. She paused for a minute, had a sip of her glass of wine and told me that she had never thought of Twitter as a tool to narrow down exactly what her goals are. And I explained that having a word limit encourages you to get clear on exactly what you want. It also gives you a confidence that you don't normally have with a 2,000 word breakdown of what you want to achieve, because all you have to focus on is a few words.

To me 140 characters means no excuses, time wasting or having to re-edit my words because I don't like how I explained goal number ten. It's very simple -- every morning I ask myself, what can I do today to become an Oscar winner, TED speaker or New York Times best seller? The answers always flood in telling me what my focus should be. Having a word limit will make you more focused and driven towards your goals. There's no room for fluff with 140 characters. Try it yourself today. Try and articulate what your goals are for 2012/2013 in under 140 character and you will be very surprised with the results.