And in today's post, I'll show you how I did it. How I achieved all my 2013 goals.
1. I made 3 new year resolutions.
To achieve a new year resolution, you have make a new year resolution. So that was where I started from. In January 2013, I didn't just make 1 new year resolution; I made 3.
I told myself that I was going to read more books that I have done in any year before, and about only the things that interest me. Unfortunately, my work training materials do not interest me and I was faithful not to read them. I read investment books, finance books, Excel programming books, self-development books and biographies of great men. I also read the manuals for my Microsoft tablet, my shirt and my N3,500 phone. I always read the manuals of things I buy.
I also told myself that I would grow my part-time biz. Now, I have more work offers than I can handle. If things keep getting better, I'll resign and be my own boss full-time.
Finally, I told myself I would become more outgoing. This was the only goal I didn't achieve the way I intended, I was planning to become an extrovert. I did become more outgoing, but ended up as an online extrovert. Not the offline one I was intending. Anyway, goal achieved.
2. I made plans for achieving the goals
I subscribed for online courses on coursera. I bought lots of books this year. I read for more hours than I sleep. And I write, which requires an enormous amount of reading.
Most people don’t know my day job, but they all know that I’m a Microsoft Excel Consultant. Google “Microsoft Excel Consultant in Nigeria” and I’m nearly all you’ll see.
I'm out nearly every Saturday and Sunday. This year, I have had more busy weekends than work days.
3. I enjoyed the journey
I didn't do anything that didn't interest me. I made sure I enjoyed the journey to achieving my 2013 goals. Every single day this year has been a new day. No two days were the same. If I have to tag this year, I'll say " 2013, my year of me." This year, I have been 100% me. I didn't try to please anyone. I didn't try to look good before anyone. I didn't care about people's opinions. Everyday, I think up a new idea or old idea, and work on it.
And one of my favorite quotes this year is -- The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln