Sharper State of Mind | Revisiting my goals for the next decade

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“The average man reaches the period of his greatest capacity to create between forty and sixty. The years between forty and fifty are as a rule the most fruitful. Man should approach this age, not with fear and trembling, but with hope and eager anticipation.”  Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich

With the start of a new  year upon us, it’s time to revisit my goals.  I wrote a post about the path I want to take in the next decade last year and I decided to revisit those goals today.

I want to keep focused. Keep motivated and stay sharp.

For as long as I can remember I have always written down my goals for the coming year on my birthday. I review them every once in a while during the year to make sure I’m on track and sometimes I update them on New Year’s day. Back in 2005, leading up to my birthday I decided I needed to changes things in my life. I really needed to but together a plan for my future. Who did I want to be? I needed to come up with a long-term plan and a vision for the lifestyle that I wanted to live… the person I wanted to be.  I called it the “Experience”.  It began with the first impression that I wanted to leave with people who I met.  It soon became the overall vision of me. That project began about 7-years ago and has now turned into this blog.

I want my 40’s to be about achieving great success in all aspects of my life. So I continue to review my goals, tweak them and update them. Stay focused and level-headed, but never fear failure.

So I’m reviewing them again, my goals for the next decade:

  • Pay attention to my health – have regular check ups, watch my weight and give up unhealthy habits
  • Maintain clear goals – review my progress monthly and revisit my goals twice a year.
  • Spend time with my family – family is the foundation on which I’ll build an empire. Take care of home first and I’ll have the confidence required to face the world.
  • Get involved in the community – broaden my circle, build my network and enrich my life and the lives of others.

I am responsible for my life. I’m not predestined to be rich or poor. Either is a choice that only I can choose for myself. With the right attitude I’m determined to make my 40’s an enriching and invigorating time.


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  1. I love where you say that you are responsible for your life and rich or poor is the choice that you have to make for yourself. Such meaningful principals and goals that I also want to make for my own life. Thanks for posting!

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      Sometimes it’s hard to execute those principals, so I have to continually revisit them to remind myself what I’m shooting for. It’s a journey, but the rewards are great.

      Good luck in your journey. I hope you stop by again.

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