My 10 top goals for 2018

How (not) to set goals

Is it just me who freezes up every time I try to set goals? Could it because I am afraid that I will most probably not be able to achieve the goals that I have set? Then get depressed and consider myself a failure? Either that or I set a really flimsy goal that I could achieve even quite easily or just reach out for low hanging fruit. A typical case of underpromising so as to overdeliver.

Commitment phobia

Or maybe it just feels more comfortable and exciting to achieve something if I hadn’t really invested my emotions in the end goal? Such that even if I don’t achieve it, I can’t really say I failed because technically I never said it was my goal. I have found that I relate this tendency to the experience below.

You know that feeling when your friends ask you to play a game that you’ve never played before or participate in an activity and the first time you try it, you totally ace it? First of all, it makes you feel like you can conquer pretty much anything and excel at any challenge that you come across. I can already feel the endorphins rushing to the rest of my body as imagine that feeling.

Confidence boost

Every success, however small, boosts confidence. That’s why encouraging children (no matter how they suck at an activity) builds their confidence – although this can sometimes generate undesired results (story for another day).  I remember back when I was no more than 12, I had already told my mother that I want to follow numerous career paths. Not because of the money but because of someone I met in that career path that I looked up to. Nevertheless, my mother encouraged me and told me that I could be anything I wanted to be. Thinking back, this boosted my confidence quite a lot and empowered me such that I did never once thought there was a limit to what I could be/do.This is key.

After much soul searching, I have decided that I will set actual goals for this year. Why you may ask? I have been getting on quite well for all of my 27 years right?

Black history month

Well I have become more aware of my environment, more keen on self development and it is by doing this that I ran into Myles Munroe’s YouTube videos. This being black history month, I feel like I should appreciate the late Myles Munroe in this regard. I am now unashamedly addicted to his content. In a world where so many people have no character and their standards/morals are up for sale to the highest bidder, I must say it is quite refreshing to find someone with so much wisdom.

I will list here at the end of this article some of the most inspiring quotes I have picked up from his sermons.

Meanwhile, these are my goals for 2018.

  1. Buy a Nikon D5600 (bundle available on amazon) and begin monetizing my interest and skill in photography. My target income from this is $5,000 per month.
  2. Create two niche websites for which I will create content and monetize. Digital marketing is a gold mine in my opinion. My expected earning from this venture is $200 per day. Shout out to Nicole Cooper for her inspiration.
  3. Read between one verse and one chapter of the Bible everyday.
  4. Read one inspirational book every week. Thanks to Pat Flynns book club.
  5. Spend half an hour learning French every day on Duolingo.
  6. Study forex trading videos every morning and practice my trading strategy on a demo account.
  7. Get my motorcycle license.
  8. Buy a Honda XR 250 Baja
  9. Travel with my wife to Mauritius and Greece for the holidays.
  10. Learn to play the guitar

 

Myles Munroe quotes

  • He who does not read is no better than he who cannot read.
  • If you aim at nothing, you will never miss.
  • Time and change are the raw materials for creating any life you want.
  • The secret to living a successful life is managing time and change.
  • God is a planner, so to plan is to be like God.
  • Sight is a function of the eyes but vision is a function of the heart.
  • The distance between you and your vision is a plan.
  • You eyes show you what is but your vision shows you what could/should be.
  • Planning is the highest expression of divine nature
  • Most of the time we’re not broke. We just didn’t plan to be rich.
  • If lack is your culture, plenty will destroy you.
  • If you don’t plan your time and change, someone else will plan it for you
  • Man’s number one problem is that he doesn’t control his circumstance. This is why most people pursue religion. Because most religions promise this in life and death.
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