My Ultimate Goals

fivebucks.jpgFor the past few weeks, I have been mentally stacking up a list of goals that I want to accomplish. I have 3 reasons why I decide to post them

  1. I feel that when I take the time and the effort to fully think out each goal and write them down somewhere (in this case type) it helps me to realize what it is that I need to do in order to accomplish these goals. Otherwise they keep stacking and/or I’ll just put them off for another time.
  2. If I list my goals on my site, that will let my readers know what it is that I want to accomplish and in return will encourage me even more because then I would feel that I’m not only letting myself down, but also my readers.
  3. 3 months down the line, I want to look back at this post and say to myself, “Andy, you did it”

Yes, the current goals that I am focusing on is within 2-3 months time. Now I don’t want to sit here and list a million and five goals, I just want to concentrate on 2 main goals. That way it’s easier to manage and keep track.

  1. Get out of debt. This is probably the most crucial goal that I have at this point. There are many things that I want to do but I can’t because I’m 5 thousand dollars in debt. I would LOVE to start contributing to an investment plan (I’m thinking of an index fund), but it doesn’t make sense to start investing while having to pay my APR for my credit card at the same time. Can you convince me otherwise?
  2. Build up my site. I started blogging sometime in the end of october and I enjoy being a part of the blogger community. I also like the idea of self establishment and through this site I have something I can build from ground up.

What I love about these two goals is that they are linked together. While I’m on my way out of debt, I can write posts to keep my readers up to date which will also helps build content on my site. 

As of now, I am still on track of getting out of debt by sometime in Feburary. I did a post on my current net worth a couple of days ago and based on my expenses, I had said that I would be at positive net worth by Feburary the 16th, however, I am going to push this date back to the 26th of Feburary just to give myself a little room to breathe.

To help accomplish this task, I have created a countdown on my sidebar to remind me of how much time I have left. I think it helps to have a set date and also to have a counter that’s ticking, which helps me to realize how much time I have left. I have set the counter for Feburary 26th 2007 and its ticking…Wish me luck!

  1. Hey I am the red too… and I created my blog for pretty much the same reasons that you did for… till not i ve not set a date to get out of debt… but soon will do.

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