Every year, perhaps due to the holiday spirit and lifted aspirations that come with holidays, we start making resolutions and possibly predictions we hope to accomplish for 2014. I too, indulge in this activity from time to time (you should see my new fitbit force).
However, I always say that I want to improve my life and everything else that comes with it but on a more frequent basis. Just how you set business goals and objectives on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually basis, you should probably do the same for your personal aspirations.
With that said, my goals are almost always consistent and 2014 isn’t much different. My goals for 2014 are:
- Be positive, friendly, and kind. The world always needs more people with a smile. I think being cordial is sometimes forgotten. Do something nice for someone without getting anything back in return.
- Grow personally. Learn, Learn, Learn. Whether it’s doing my daily dose of Lumosity, reading new books, or just learning new things, tricks, etc, it’s important to excel your personal growth.
- Be better at Business. Being in the startup world (trying to build Optyn) and building new businesses, it’s important to better yourself. You don’t always have to compete against your competitors directly, but it’s important to have internal competition with yourself – that will allow you to push yourself.
- Health. Without health, we have nothing. Eating better, playing more soccer, exercising is vital to all of the above.
- Improve the process of Productivity. Life is too short. Every minute matters. There are plenty of ways to improve productivity or decrease unnecessary waste. With that said, always push yourself to do little things quicker. For example, thanks to a friend I now obsess about Alfred, a tool that shaves precious seconds every time you want to open a file, program, etc. Think about it, over the next 5 years, I’ll save myself 83 hours that were wasted on this little task. *Note: Watching TV when you want to watch TV is not a waste, if that’s what you are planning.