Monday, January 22, 2007

Goals Checkup

According to an article in MSN, Good Day to Stay in Bed? by Sally Wadyka, today has been calculated to be the most depressing day of the year. Some psychologist derived it from various variables such as weather, bills, being it a Monday etc.

Nonetheless, we turn it upside down here in Big Projects. Let us go back to our goals list for 2007 and review them. A lot of things might have happened in the past few weeks that would ask you to change and modify your goals.

For my personal goals list, I have done pretty good. It is what I call a work in progress. There are 11 more months to work on them. Don't bang your head on the wall for not losing that 20 pounds... baby steps.

Take time out today to go over your goals and see where you are. Pat yourself on the back for your achievements, small or big. You deserve it.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Game Plan 2007

Do this: Find a serene and relaxing place. Sit comfortably. Get your favorite drink (alcoholic drinks don't count). Grab a pen and a notebook. Write down 10 things you would like to achieve, acquire or be in a position for this year. Regardless of time, money and other limitations.

These 10 things are what would change your life. It takes a moment to do this task but a lifetime of great ecstasy. I was reading this article by Paolo Coelho, titled Closing Cycles and it ends with a powerful line, "Stop being who you were and change into who you are." Most of the time, it's this piece of paper what will change us. Share these with family, friends and whoever, the universe might just find a way of bringing it closer to you.

Pray for God's guidance and strength over the goals that you created. Sometimes, we just have to realize that it's not on our time but HIS; however; HE only helps those who help themselves.

Instead of the cliche of making a new year's resolutions, kick off 2007 with goal setting.

This January, we focus on Time Management and Goal Setting. You may want to share 1, 2 or 10 of your goals through the comments part of this entry.

Jonathan writes from New York. You may reach him at