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Thursday, December 31, 2009



I’m not going to tell you what goals to set. Only you can decide that. But keep in mind there are times of expansion and contractions, ups and downs, growing and dying; what is most important is that you keep going.
Although you can spend so much time thinking about your life that you don’t actually live, its also a mistake to keep running and running without any map or sense of direction. Its all about achieving a balance. And maybe learning a thing or two.

I’ve broken my goals into sections or departments.
Wisdom/ Spirituality
Domestic/ Family
Social networking
Emotional/ Relationships

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Health= always at the top of my list. I’m not going to get anywhere with my other goals if I am sick and laid up. Cut back on meat and processed foods. Keep weight and blood pressure down. I’ve left the gym and used more body weight exercises. The bodyweightculture wesite has been helpful.

Creativity= This is the next biggest focus of my life. What I have trained for. What I was meant for. Summed up my goals are to continually refine my drawing/ painting skills.

Wisdom/ Spirituality= It helps to keep all the other goals in perspective; the meaning of it all, or the ultimate goal. It has to be simple in practice. Include being genuinely grateful for what I have. And keeping a certain amount of detachment. Paying attention to what’s going on around me without taking it personally.

Income= Last year I took steps away from working for someone else and towards earning my own money directly. This include multiple sources of income and not depending on any one venture. I’ve learned a lot from Tim Ferris’ book 4 Hour Work Week. I need to learn more about accounting.

Domestic/ Family= now that I don’t HAVE to spend time with them, I can spend time as I WANT to. I also want to clear out a lot of old junk storage.

Social networking= Many of my other goals require help or cooperation of other people. So social skills are important for real success. Learning to listen and to help other people to get what they want and I’ll get everything I need.

Emotional/ Relationships= someone to share it all with.

Charity= Helping other to get what they want will help me to get what I want.

Travel= There’s still half a world out there I haven’t seen. This year I’d like to visit Paris.

To accomplish my goals I just keep trying. Try something. If that doesn’t work, try something else. If THAT doesn’t work, try something else. If that STILL doesn’t work, try something else.
Crap will happen. Distractions will come and go. There will be setbacks and failures.
All I have to do is not give up.

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