In my opinion yearly goals should be LOFTY! Something to STRIVE for. So when you're thinking about your yearly goals set the bar high.
Yet, make them realistic. You can't set a lofty goal like have my novel published by September 2011 because THAT is not in your control. However, you can set the yearly goal of have my novel written, polished and ready to submit to agents or publishers by September 2011.
You can't say sign a contract with an agent by June 2011 but your goal can be to solicit your work to agents.
As you contemplate your goals for 2011, remember to reach for the stars in order to move your career forward but don't set yourself up for disappointment set goals that are in YOUR control.