It is going to be a new year and it is time to shake off the dust and debrisThe new year is here and I have decided to focus in on six things in 2012.
I call them a plan, as I think it gives a more definite feel to them than resolutions, and I plan on tracking as I go.
The six are;
1. Learn to type fast. I can type, but it isn't pretty, and it is one of the three things everyone should know. ( The three things are typing, at least two languages, and entrepreneur/ accounting.) I really need to improve. I have much to do with little time and typing like a caveman is nether very skilled or helpful.
2. Learn a language. I have dabbled, but this year I go and do it. I want to read some authors in their native language, I just have a feeling I am missing a lot in the translation. The two languages I want to learn is Japanese (Haruki Murakami) and French (Albert Camus). French is the one in 2012. I want to read Camus' essays in French this year.
3. Fitness - fell out of shape in the last 6 months with the chaos around me. Need to get the discipline back. I will start training and watching what I eat. Thinking of learning Krav Maga.
4.I want to learn a new cooking skill. I can do Italian, Mexican, and a little Asian, but need to widen it out.
5. Write 50,000 words. I want a book. It is in me, I know what it is, and needs to get out.
6. Start a business on the side that will teach me some more online techniques and make at least a $1,000 in 2012. No more studying, now you do.
Each of these will make me better at what I do, and we all want to be better.
I feel you need to put it down, make yourself accountable.
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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