The Early Bird Gets the Worm! What Dec 31, 2015 looks like...
Ahead of the Game
It's only December 28th, so I'm sure most of you haven't thought about blogging about your New Year's resolutions yet, but I'm excited about mine and thought I'd share them with you.
Initially, I wasn't planning to post them, because while I believe in the power of accountability, there's also something to be said for success in goals that have not been shared. Research studies have shown that people who have had huge goals and did not share them with others ultimately achieved them, whereas those who did, did not live up to their dreams. (I guess we don't really know how many people didn't share their goals and also didn't achieve them, right? ;)
However, being the community that this is, I feel that WA is not only the right place to only share my goals but a place where I know that the community believes I can reach them!
I've really been focusing on coming up with a game plan for the upcoming year and since I have it written out, there's no reason to wait for January 1st.
By Year, Month, Week and Day
I think this is the first time that I've really worked my goals into an actionable plan. I have my year-end goals and have split those up into monthly goals, weekly actions and daily tasks.
My month is outlined and as each month comes I will prepare a weekly chart and each week, a daily to-do list.
And I'm SO excited about it!
The Day is December 31st, 2015
Jump ahead 12 months and some odd days and the day is December 31st, 2015. The following is my list of accomplishments that, with G-d's help, I plan to achieve by then.
- Speak Russian fluently (conversation)
- Play ukulele like an advanced beginner
- Complete a Bachelor's degree
- Apply for a Master's degree program
- Obtain scholarship/grants to fund Master's program
- Study 3 books of sacred Jewish writings with a friend
- Earn $100,000 ($20,000 artwork; $20,000 online; $60,0000 sales)
- Read 20 new books and write mini book reports/summaries
- Weigh 135-140 lbs with 18-20% body fat
- Visit 2 new countries
- Create Project SWAG awareness and have program incorporated into NCSY and Aish
- Build OK/Good credit
- Start investing
Yup, it's a long list and I'm sure that some of you will feel inclined to suggest that I choose 2 or 3 from the list to really focus on, but I'm going to ignore that advice ;)
With my newfound sense of purpose, direction and focus, I know that I have what it takes to achieve these goals and G-d willing, come December 31st, 2015, I plan to write a post proving my point!