I'm a little late posting this, but I wanted to share this with everybody like I did last year. I do this for a few reasons:
1. I want to motivate you to create your own goal list (written, not just spoken) and share them with others. That's the SECRET to actually achieving them, according to many studies on success.
2. I want YOU to hold me accountable to each of these things! I'll feel like an idiot if I say that I have a certain goal and then you catch me not doing it. This is good motivation for me!
Below are my life goals for 2009. It's similar in style to the ones I wrote in 2008. I reached most of my goals in 2008, and I'm taking things to another level in 2009! I'm posting this list on my wall in my office and on my mirror in my bathroom so I can read it while brushing my teeth (so that will be at least once a week… perfect!).
Please reply to this blog entry and post a link to yours. If you are serious about getting to where you want in life, you will do it. You will plan your life and write down your dreams and goals and the steps it will take to get there. You will share them with others. You will create action plans. Otherwise, you'll be wandering aimlessly through life, wondering why you can't seem to get anywhere, and making excuses. That's a proven fact!
Ryan’s Goal Plan For 2009
Where will I be at the end of 2009?
Smarter, focusing on the long-term every day, in great shape, IFR-rated with more flying experience, having an even better relationship with my family, with kids that are smart, confident and growing in every way, and feeling good! Or will I waste my time and efforts? I only get one chance at 2009.
1. Continue spending a ton of quality time with Bryna and kids
2. Do something romantic at least twice per month
3. More learning activities (social, emotional, physical, spiritual, educational) together with kids
4. Continue going to Church on Sundays
5. Continue Sunday BBQs with family and friends
6. Focus on building long-term relationships with close friends
7. Volunteer twice this year for the less fortunate, with the kids so they can learn from it
8. Read five nights a week to kids before bed
9. Have the kids watch learning DVDs in the car 80% of the time, instead of just Disney movies
10. Kyla: Successful in pre-school twice a week, three times a week in the fall. Gymnastics, dance class, more one on one time with only daddy without distractions (at least one fun activity a month), skiing next winter, saying her ABC’s and can recognize each written letter, can count to 100, focus on secure attachments, confidence, achievement motivation through positive reinforcement and scaffolding, feeling 110% loved
11. Raiden: Preschool in the spring three times a week; find a great school for kindergarten and prepare him for it; skiing by himself on green runs; gymnastics; karate class twice per week and earn his first new belt; swimming by himself by summer; motorcycling and four wheeling in the summer; more one on one time with daddy without distractions (at least one activity per month); t-ball in the spring with practice with daddy before it starts. Focus on secure attachments, confidence, achievement motivation through positive reinforcement and scaffolding, feeling 110% loved, comfortable in social situations with kids his age, reading simple books by year end
12. New Baby: Find a name for him, give him love without getting frustrated and showing it, give a lot of attention and time, teach him like I did with the first two, build securely attached relationship
13. Live in the now; appreciate it instead of just thinking about the future
14. Move to newly purchased house in February
15. Write a short daily journal - online
1. Cross country flying "road trip" in the plane
2. Two weekend trips per month
3. Four weekend ski trips to different places
4. Go to the SuperBowl
5. Go to DisneyWorld
6. Take our whole extended family on our annual Thanksgiving trip for a week
7. Go to Paris with Bryna for a week for 10 year anniversary
8. Book my flight into space on Virgin Galactic
1. Gain five pounds of muscle, build arms to 16.5” flexed (from 16” flexed now); lose bodyfat as a percentage (currently 186 lbs.)
2. Stick to workout schedule - 2x per week weights, 3-5x per week cardio on non-weights days (read during cardio and in between sets at the gym)
3. At least 30 minutes for each cardio session
4. Play on company softball, basketball, and flag football city rec teams
5. Bench 255 for 10 reps (currently 225 for 9)
6. Eat less crap and especially less crap at night – nothing after 10 p.m.
7. Go to bed by 11:30 p.m. every single night and wake up at 7:30 a.m. every morning
8. Take my creatine/HMB supplements each day, along with my others on my daily plan
9. Run a 10k without walking once (or passing out)
10. Track everything I eat using a food diary on my phone. Not the details, just the “macro view”, and post to BodySpace with the meal tracker utility
11. Track bodyweight at least weekly when at the gym; progress photos and body measurements monthly; set dates for tracking in advance and put on calendar
1. Fly 3 - 4 times per month
2. IFR Rating by summer (take cross country flying “road trip” as reward for finishing)
3. Fly to ten new airports (two out of state, not counting “road trip”
4. Fly over the ocean
5. Fly my plane for more trips (at least 50%) instead of just flying commercial.
1. Be a leader/visionary/strategizer/team builder/team motivator/educator
2. Hit our revenue target
3. Don’t take on ANY day to day type tasks that should be delegated. Stay focused on the long-term and work on important, big picture projects only
4. 2009 is the year of execution for all of the ideas we’ve had for the last few years, now that we have the IT capabilities… MAKE IT HAPPEN!
5. Prep for PR blitz in 2010
6. Spend more time with individual employees and teams; listen
7. Create overall/3month/1month strategies and plans with all departments
8. Concentrate on finding the right people to do the job; focus on people before anything else
9. Get a Bodybuilding.com tattoo
1. Read 30 - 60 minutes per weekday and during cardio
2. Read 2 full books per month
3. Read 2-3 relevant magazines per month, including Harvard Business Review and Inc.
4. Listen to relevant audio books during all alone driving time; finish four per month minimum
1. Create full goal plans at the beginning of each month
2. Audit previous month's goal plan
3. Create plans/strategies from 9 – 10:20 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.
4. Review monthly goals every day, put goals in front of me on my desk and on mirror at home