Where are you going?

So it’s already the 1st of March! What the…?!

For me at the moment it’s a final ramp up for the end of the current financial year and setting targets and plans for the next.

Now, in life I’m absolutely all for enjoying the now, living in the moment and making sure I don’t miss out on the present by focusing too exclusively on what I want to achieve in the future… but I do certainly know that having short and mid term goals keeps the necessary drive in place that ensures I’m heading in the direction I want to be going.

I’m really excited about the year ahead and I’m also extremely pleased with the results of the year we’re finishing up. I find that reflecting on the ups and downs of the year and learning from them makes for an excellent “continual improvement” program, and it levels you. It’s these experiences that sharpen your focus on what it is you want and don’t want in your work and life. If you learn from everything then nothing is wasted.

Understanding yourself is also extremely valuable. If you’re spending more of your time on the things that you’re good at and enjoy, and less on the things that you don’t then you’re productivity increases. You have to be honest with yourself and admit your weaknesses so that you can address them. Finding alternative methods of getting things done where you involve others that have the relevant strengths to cover your shortfalls means overall and collectively your more effective, and much more likely to enjoy what your doing. Therefore better placed to achieve more!

So the year ahead is full of excitement and lots of potential change, and I’m really looking forward to it. My focus is to continue building a life that works for me and my loved ones, and embracing all of the challenges and experiences that comes with that. But at this precise moment in time I’m enjoying a nice glass of red whilst the snow storm carries on outside!

What are your plans? What experiences have you had that are now shaping your future aspirations? What keeps you motivated and focused?

Hit me up guys πŸ€™ I love to read your comments.

Laters guys,

Al

41 comments

  • I’m planning for a different career path, switching from finance to language. An inspiring post!

    • Fantastic! Change can be so exciting πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • I’m going through a career change at the moment. The way it’s happened wouldn’t be how I would have ideally planned it, but here I am. I’m learning that life is constantly changing and you’ve got to work with these changes and see them as opportunities – I’m having amazing experiences which wouldn’t have happened if things hadn’t gone the way they did!

    Something I struggle with, is having a lack of patience. I want to see the end goal and I’m hard on myself because I feel like there’s such a long way to go. But I keep myself motivated by reminding myself of what I’ve achieved already so far, and by remembering that the process is as important as the end result and I must be grateful for the things I have right now.

    Rambled a bit haha – sorry!

    Enjoy your year ahead πŸ™‚

    • Very exciting! Yes life is continually changing so adapting to it can and has in your case brought new opportunities πŸ‘Œ lovely comments, thanks and best of luck ✌️

  • Thanks Mr/Mrs Β  for accepting and following my blog.

    I’m available to read your post at my convenient time.

    You have such an interesting topic I will love to read in
    your blog.

    I still remain Β the simple blogger…..

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace and Love

    • Thanks very much πŸ™‚ same to you πŸ‘

  • Hello Alan!

    I agree with you word by word. Most of us have long term goals but we often do mistakes while setting short term goals.
    I too did mistakes in my past, when things were going in different directions & I didn’t do course correction. Now, I monitor my life & my goals.

    I’m looking forward to do an MBA in Marketing. I want to learn new skills, Public Speaking is one of them. I want to get a good job at some good firm in Marketing domain only. That’s what I’ve decided till now.

    I’m eager to read your posts that can help us change our lives.

    Thanks Alan πŸ™‚

    • Hey thanks for your comments Vishvendra! Best of luck with the MBA πŸ‘βœŒοΈ

  • I generally don’t make much of a plan from a year to another or even for shorter terms… certainly I don’t want to repeat past mistakes… so I hope I have improved in some areas…
    πŸ˜„

    • Learning from mistakes is perfect πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

  • Good morning dear sir,

    Life aspiration for motivation comes from clear vision ,
    one must understand what exactly the aim of life , obstacles will be there always but overcome it that is success.

    A person who is expertise in red wine can tell which wine taste the best. (Old or New)

    Experience, hardship is part of life.

    Thank you
    Best regard
    SK

  • Facing my fears and taking the opportunities have being missing.Obstacles are part of life overcoming them is living the life.

  • Great line: “having short and mid term goals keeps the necessary drive in place that ensures I’m heading in the direction I want to be going.”

  • I loved everything every thing u hv written in your post.They are so real and true.
    great post! I loved it,Alan!

    • Thanks very much indeed πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • β€˜β€™Understanding yourself is also extremely valuable.’’

    Probably the most valuable thing you can achieve is an understanding of your motivations. Without knowing who you are, you’ll never be able to visualize who you want to be.

    Great post! And thank you for visiting my blog!

  • Very nice! Congrats on living the life you enjoy. This year, I’m excited to continue my nomadic lifestyle. I’ve been van living for 2 years, but next month I am hoping to purchase a camper or small school bus to live in. I’m excited about the new adventures and opportunities that will land my way. So keep shining and keep celebrating life.

    • Oh wow! What an adventure πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Sounds like an exciting year ahead for you, and I hope your plans come to fruition in a big way.

    I liked what you said about acknowledging weaknesses so you can work on them. Great advice!

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