On our walk home from school my son recently asked me what my 2018 goals were and which ones I achieved. I thought hard for a few seconds and could not remember them all, which led me to a book store a few days later to purchase a journal, with the intention to document my goals for next year and track my progress. Cause visualization not only brings inspiration and accountability but also perspective.

After thinking long and hard, I did manage to remember a few goals and after going over them with my son I felt encouraged by my accomplishments to dream even bigger. In the last 12 months I managed to meet my objectives at work, handle all of the things that come with taking care of two kids alone, visit 6 cities in 3 countries, start a business, build and mend relationships, all the while keeping a relatively healthy mind and body. I say all of this not to brag, because the truth is I could not have done any of it without Divine providence and the support of family and friends, but rather as a reminder that we can excel and grow in spite of obstacles.

I also felt motivated by my shortcomings to work even harder at achieving the goals I did not meet, like paying off a bigger chunk of my overall debt. I understand it isn’t enough to set the objective but I need to create a realistic plan and have the discipline to Follow through.

So here is to reaching our 2019 goals and having fun in the process!

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