Friday, 30 December 2011

Short term annual goals - 100 miles

In a bid to ensure I don't push the life goals back to when I'm retired or to when I hope to be mega-rich, I've also set myself shorter term life goals that need to be completed within a year or 2 year period. I'm not sure which just yet.

Today I rode 60 miles in one day and this goes someway to achieving one of my short-term goals of riding 100 miles in one go. It also works towards riding across a country too.

It was a mean slog with foul weather and biting cold. I still did it and I'm chuffed too. At some point in the next few months I'll aim to complete 50 miles in one go and then go on from there.

I will also ensure that the roads I'm riding on don't look like a bombed out street! What do we pay our road tax for again?

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Life goals

I made a promise to myself about August 2011 that I wouln't say 'no' to new things. I was a little closed down socially, shy even, and found I hadn't been saying yes often enough. Whilst reviewing my life I always felt like I was missing out on something.

So I came up with the idea of life goals. Goals that I have to achieve within my lifetime. Here they are:

  • See the pyramids
  • Visit a US national park
  • Camp in a US national park
  • Ride a horse
  • Own a motorbike
  • Sail
  • Learn how to swim
  • Own my own house
  • Visit the Atacama desert
  • Visit Moscow

All of the above goals are achievable and all of them are in some way linked to my past, my dreams or a hope of how I think it would feel.

You'll probably agree that the goals are hardly difficult, grand or worth of a 'life goal' title, but to me they are imporant and they are only the first 10. There are many more to come too.

New Year's resolutions

I'm not a big fan of resolutions, in fact I'm not a big fan of calendar events at all really. But that's beside the point. What is important is that when I see an issue, I like to react and make changes. Changes based on my current circumstances and the issues that face me.

It's timely that I want to make changes in my life at the turn of a New Year.

What do I want from 2012?

Actually I probably need to look back at 2011 and think what I don't want:
  • To feel slow
  • To be average
  • To miss out on opportunities
  • To accept my circumstances

Nothing really earth shattering there and I'm sure most if not everyone could agree with at least a few of the thoughts up there. But if I apply them to my life, my home, work and goals, then it starts to take a little more shape.

More thoughts to come.