2019, I have big goals and aspirations for you, which can only mean one thing – I am coming for you!
I haven’t written down yearly goals and aspirations for years. Maybe that’s because, at the time, I didn’t feel like I wanted or deserved any more than I already had. Or maybe it’s because I know that yes, I will write them down, but will I succeed at reaching any of them? Or will I struggle, or worse, fail?
Failure is something I don’t handle all too well and, as far as I can remember, I haven’t failed at much thus far. Simply because, no matter what I do, I always give in 100%. But, there have been times where I have stumbled and struggled to get back up. I have very high expectations of myself, and anything less than the best is just not acceptable to me.
But this year I though why the f*ck not write them down? My list will be a visual reminder of what I want to achieve in the next 365 days and, if something doesn’t go quite the way I want it, I can always try again next year, right?!
But first, as we say goodbye to 2018, I decided to reflect on the numerous incredible things that happened this year. Simply because it wasn’t all that bad.
Quite a year, right? Jeanne and I have achieved so much together in the last 365 days, including trading in our little Spark for an incredible VW Polo Vivo, something we have been working towards for a really long time, and we finally had a little mini-moon at Sun City, where we spoiled ourselves more than we ever have before.
In addition to these incredible accomplishments, I hiked up Table Mountain with one of my childhood friends, spent more time at the beach than I have ever before, took on a very cool new project at work and we led a healthier lifestyle (which is very important for us healthwise). But what do I want for myself and for us next year?
Here are some of my goals for 2019:
This is just the start of my list, and I am sure I will be adding a lot more to it along the way, but it feels good to write them down. Seeing each of them in writing makes them feel more official and (hopefully) the reminder will make me realise they are attainable.
It has to be said though, that I am being very real with myself about the list, and I will keep telling myself that even if I do not accomplish them this year, there is always next year. They can always be transferred to 2020’s list as long as I work towards them in 2019. As long as I make some sort of progression in their direction, they are worth the work and worth taking with me into the following year.
Here’s to 2019, and here’s to our hopes and dreams, goals and aspirations. We are amazing, and we can accomplish so much in the next 365, just you wait and see!
What are your hopes and dreams, goals and aspirations for 2019? I would love to know what you have planned and what you want to work towards. Let me know in the comment section below.