Happy New Year! We are now in 2014 which I am having a hard time believing. Seems like I was sitting in this same spot 14 years ago for the day of Y2K. The world survived. And the world has survived the economic melt down of 2007-09. Actually, I have found that optimism is picking up, people are slightly more relaxed and the general climate is more positive.
With this in mind, it is now time for me to put together my annual goals. Some of my goals have been repeated so often, that I just keep them printed on my goal sheet every year. Lose weight, call my mom, stay active and exercise, keep quicken up to date and try to use the letter k more often. My friend Mark thinks “k” words are funny. Go figure??
Now as I sit here, I am trying to be reflective of past years, thoughtful as to desired accomplishments and meaningful to others. Here is what I am thinking. How about you help me with my goals? I have enjoyed the feedback and comments that many have given me with the publishing of this blog, now it is time to throw a few goals at me. Here are some suggestions:
Fred, your goal should be to win the mega lottery.
Fred, you should try to have a golf handicap of 15.
Fred, you may want to manage that gas problem.
Fred, perhaps you can add wisdom to the Detroit Lions to not blow the second half of the season.
as well as,
Fred lose weight, call your Mom, stay active and exercise and add meaning to others.
I like to break down my goals by the following:
Goals are personal and to achieve them they should be understood and accepted. This “ask” is to help perhaps with some I am not aware. And how about this? While you think of some to send to me, how about you spend some time of setting your own goals for the year? They don’t have to be huge, maybe some of these:
Spiritual-find peace internally about something that bothers you
Emotional-try to laugh daily, if you haven’t, find something funny
Financial-prepare a personal financial statement. Today is the perfect day to use.
Physical-get off the sofa 5 minutes before you usually do. Think of something you have to do and just do it
Intellectual-learn something, every day. Doesn’t have to be a foreign language or physics, just something
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Here we go, this will be one great ride in 2014—What do you say? Ready to Shoot! Score and BOOM SCORE!!!