Don’t put off personal goals.

That’s my 2017 goal.

Over the years there is a story I will tell myself that I “can’t” do something. The reason are always the same and one of the following:

1. I “feel” like I can’t afford it financially.
2. I “feel” like I don’t have enough time for it.

Both of these are objectively terrible reasons to not do something. They’re admitting to yourself that you have no control over your daily actions. Specifically, spending and how you spend your time.

There are real financial and time limits. But, most of this thought process comes from thinking on a day to day basis instead of a longer term time-frame.

Sure, 40 hours of flying is a lot. But, its not a lot if you do 5 hours a week for 8 weeks.

Same applied to finances. If I stop spending as much money on drinking and eating, I can allocate those resources to longer term, more “expensive”, goals.

So, how am I going to overcome these restrains? I will:

1. Implement a disciplined budgeting process.
2. Transfer spending from short term feels good to long term bigger ticket items.
3. Implement a process to devote hours on a weekly basis to personal goals.

And using those systems I will achieve the following this year:

1. Earn Private Pilot’s License
2. Consistent Piano Practice and expansion of repertoire to 5 pieces.
3. Consistent Martial Arts Practice
4. Complete Ironman
5. Complete a 10 Day Silent Meditation Retreat
6. Vote in every election I can.
7. Write longer, in-depth, articles based on popular / controversial FB posts on

I’ll be making additional posts on how I plan to tackle each of these.

What are your goals for 2017?

^Day 173/90 343 words

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