Saturday, January 25, 2014

237: Goal -- Nut

How do you keep track of your goals? 

So yeah, again back on the question 'How do you keep track of your goals'? There's really nothing wrong with not being able to keep track of your goals, I mean come on I guess it's those who are very OC would do that (*cough* *cough*), and aren't we suppose to live spontaneously? (okay, enough of being contrary).

Anyway, if you ask me how do I keep track on my goals, it's about having a checkpoint dates every week. What I mean about checkpoint dates it's really about a certain day on my week where in I would go through what I have done related to my goals. Like for example, in one of my goals I've written about learning a new sport. Every week, during Sundays there's a certain question on my planner where in it asks me 'Learned new sport?', and etc.,

Why do I do this? The reason why I've ended up making a checkpoint every week is because I want to be certain that I won't forget my goals. I'm not sure how others have accomplish their goals, I just do not trust myself that I will be able to carry through without forgetting what I am really supposed to be accomplishing.

I have to say that making a checkpoint every week works for me because it aligns my activities according to what I wanted to accomplish by the end of the year.

But lo and behold, I have to admit that it's a challenge. First, every week I am expected to see an accomplishment may it be small or not, so when I realized that I haven't done anything according to my plans, I ended up berating myself. Yeah, sorry I am self destructive OC. But yeah, I easily forgive myself. By telling myself that I have to make up for it.

But really, try not to be so hard on yourself by trying to deliver everything according to your plans. The point is do something -- anything according to what you wanted to accomplish by the end of the year. I may not be able to do my some small stuff according to my goals, but I make sure that I make up on it. Keep focused. Keep going!

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So how do you keep track of your goals? Share your thoughts on the comment box below! Thanks!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

235: 2014: Renewed Faith and Courage

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I went back on my journal to summarize all the accomplishments and experiences that I went through last 2013 (from starting my first business, new work roles, going to different countries, to negotiating, and dealing.,) I discovered how wonderful 2013 was. I realized that it was my best year yet, because I had been open to opportunities and challenges that was presented to me.

Honestly, if there's anything that I have learned last year it's the fact that when an opportunity comes (and it's a risk worth to take), take it. It doesn't matter if I do not know how to do it, because learning can come after. Besides, there's really nothing to lose because if it did not work out I thought I can credit it as an experience, and if it works then so much better.

Over-thinking on an opportunity is a disease. Seriously! Sometimes I over-analyze on something because I wanted to know of whether or not it will work, or if I can make it work. But over-thinking cannot really predict my chances because I haven't been on the situation yet. So I thought that the best way to predict how it will work it is to get involved first.

What I like about 2014 is that it's an reminder that we can do so much better than last year. During 2013, I wish I had been more courageous, and wiser. But I'm glad that I have realized my weaknesses, and my shortcomings because if not I'll be facing the same problem this year. This new year, it reminds us that we have 365 (363 counting now) days to make up on what we have failed to do last year.

So take courage, my dear fellow 1Padawans, and let's face 2014 with renewed faith and courage.

Share your thoughts on things you learned last year!

Padawan - is a Jedi trainee who is apprenticed to a Jedi Knight or Master, Star Wars. - from: Scifi - ABOUT

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