Happy new year to all!!! I hope none of us has severed a finger or had gun powder burns due to playing with fire crackers to celebrate the New Year. (I advice you to just sit beside an instead) Today is the first day of the year. We always welcome the New Year with a celebration. Societies and cultures that measure yearly calendars all have New Year celebrations. For who wouldn’t celebrate the arrival of a new year?
I really do not believe in coming up with a yearly New Year resolution. It’s just not my thing. But I do have New Year goals. Goals make life a little more interesting. The excitement of any sport is because of a goal. For what kind of sports would that be if there is no net, hole, goal or obstacle to hurdle or conquer? (Speaking of sports, if you are planning to give a gift to me, consider giving gifts to me this year so I will loose weight hehehehe) The timing of a New Year just makes coming up with a goal perfect. For me, the New Year is the best time of the year wherein I could evaluate my current status with my mission and vision statement and my 20 year “strategic plan.” I’ve learned about the impact of creating a personal mission and vision statement when I read the book, the 7 Habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey. If you have a new year resolution or a goal drop me a comment and share it to all of us. I figured that if I share my goals to you, I’d probably do my best to accomplish them. I’ve divided my goals to Personal, family and career goals. I have not included some goals here as they are confidential.
The number one goal that I have for 2008 will be to loose weight. I’m trying to loose weight mainly for health reasons. I’ve noticed that most diseases come up at 40. (That’s why they say that life begins at 40 hehehehe) I have 12 years to go to change my lifestyle. With this goal comes other stuff like being consistent with exercises, eating less etc. Wish me success in this goal!
I will also aim to restore my “one book” a month record. This is excluding the books I read for my professions. I had always been a voracious reader but for the past few months I had somewhat declined in my reading habits. Perhaps I was adjusting to the latest events in my life. 2007 was a good year. I passed two major exams (The bar and real estate brokerage exams) I got a teaching job at two different schools and I am working on in several cases. These events have made me so busy that I deviated from my one book a month track record.
I’ve always wanted to spend more time with my family that is why I have this burning desire to work at home. As they say, nobody in his deathbed ever wished he spent more time in the office. This passion was further reinforced when I watched the movie “Click” starring Adam Sandler. I am spending quality time with my family but I believe I can do better. So my goal this year is to increase the quality time that I spend with my family.
I have set goals for the companies and the law practice that I am currently engage in. But I cannot disclose them here they are somewhat confidential in nature. However with regards to teaching, my goal is to double my teaching load by June of 2007.
I want to make blogging, internet marketing and writing as a career in the near future, so I aim to read more about this area in the months to come. I will also be considering in enrolling for a Master’s in Business administration but this will be placed on hold depending on other plans. I aim to work much harder on my theology studies. I plan to start writing another book this year. I came up with the idea for the book already as early as last year. Now it’s a matter of consolidating the idea and putting it into paper.
With regards to my blog, I hope I can reach 10,000 visitors a month by year end of 2008. This means a target of 350 visitors a day. As to how I am going to accomplish this, I am still studying that, but I believe I can accomplish it by God’s grace.
Let us commit our plans to God asking Him to bless our plans so that we can accomplish it. Let me end this post with one of my favorite verses:
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths – Proverbs 3:5-6