Your 2008 in review and your goals for 2009

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions, both because they’re cliche, and because they’re usually ineffective. People load up on goals and programs and life changes in the first two weeks of January and by February 1st, they’re back to their same old bad habits. In general, I think people try and take on too much at once, and they rely too much on the burst of motivation they get coming out of the holidays. Sadly, motivation usually wanes quickly and people’s enthusiasm for implementing tough changes goes with it. That being said, I do think that having a regular period of reflection to look back over the last year and look ahead to the next is a good idea. Many people do this on New Year’s, though your birthday is another popular option. Anyway, I was just curious as to what you accomplished in 2008 that they’re most proud of, and what you want to accomplish in 2009. It could be anything, large or small, one-time or regular habit, etc. Post in the comments!

Oh, and mine are:

Most proud of for 2008: traveled asia for 3 months and started working on BlueSwarm full-time (give or take 😉

Most want to accomplish for 2009: start taking piano lessons, get BlueSwarm to Ramen Profitability, apply to business school, and buy my first commercial property.

Ok, I know, I know…my 2009 goals are lofty and numerous. However, I’m not starting them all at once. I hope to start the piano lessons in Jan / Feb, the bschool apps will take place in Aug – Oct, the commercial property towards the end of the year, and BlueSwarm throughout the entire year, hopefully. So I feel like I’ve got things spread out quite a bit.

Anyway, post your stuff below!