The New Year is just around the corner. We just had Christmas and now we have like 6 days to decide what kind of people we want to be next year. 6 days to CHANGE WHO WE ARE - THIS IS THE YEAR. 6 days to plan for 359 days. Seems legit.
I never really make any solid New Year's goals. To be honest I don't think they "work". I mean, I want to be a better person and lose weight and spend less money, etc., etc. but as I'm sitting here writing I'm realizing making good, and I mean SOLID, long term goals is very difficult. EVERYONE wants to be a better person AND lose weight AND spend less money (and make more $$$$). Those "goals" aren't too unique.
Are good goals really BIG? Like... "Pay off my house?" I MEAN, I JUST GOT THE THING. Get married? Have kids? Run a marathon? Nope. Scratch that last one. Of course I want to get married and have kids and pay off my house. But... These just seem like things you're supposed to do in life. So, I don't think they're "goals". It'd be like saying "My goal is to work for 47 years and then stop working." That's not a goal. That's called life.
Oh, and I'm using the term "Goals". I haven't even talked about the MUCH more serious term "Resolve". That one sounds very serious... like almost Biblical. Or at least 1776ish. I resolved to do something earlier this year. See how that worked out here. So, for now, Goals > Resolvolutions. (unless it's like "Resolve: to love my spouse and kids better." DO that one).
I follow this guy Gary Vaynerchuk on YouTube and Social. Anyone who knows Gary knows one of his long term goals is to buy the New York Jets. Pretty cool goal. I think Gary will get it. It's a BIG goal. I won't be buying the Jets.
I'm really struggling here for some good goals. I mean, being President would be cool.
I don't want to be a Grinch though. Just because I don't have any BUY THE NEW YORK JETS goals doesn't mean I don't want to do fun stuff. So, here's a few things I'd like to do in 2016:
- Stay under 190 pounds the whole year. I'll be using my Withings Scale thingy to track that.
- Spend more time with my family.
- Get a promotion at work and/or hit my bonus commission.
- Stop biting my fingernails.
- Visit New York for Christmas. Kevin McCallister style.
- Figure out how to make some side income on AirBnB.
- Get married. Yup. That's not a misprint.
- Meet Casey Neistat.
- Reach Marriott Platinum.
- More Heart, Less Attack.
- See NeedToBreathe in concert.
- Much more.