It’s 2012! Everybody! It’s a brand new year, and a chance for a brand new start. It’s time to dust off all of those fitness machines that you never bothered to use It’s time to start thinking about how this year will be different from 2011. It’s time for New Year’s Resolutions.
How do you plan on improving yourself this year? I often have the tendency to go overboard when it comes to New Year’s Resolutions. 2012 will be no different. I have personal goals, professional goals, fitness goals, Japan Guy goals, and the list goes on.
I don’t remember if I mentioned it in the “What’s Your Story?” post (you can find it in the sidebar of the Japan Guy home page), but I used to make a habit of putting my goals on the ceiling above my bed and say them every night when I went to sleep and every morning I would wake up. It was EXTREMELY effective. I used to say that my real-life super was that I had a magic ceiling. Yeah I know that sounds a bit like a lame-ass super power but I would say whatever goals were posted on the ceiling would ABSOLUTELY come true. The funny thing is, the vast majority of the time these things would come true.
As a matter of fact, one of my “maybe it’ll happen one day” goals that I put on my ceiling was to visit Japan for two weeks. It seemed so like so ridiculously impossible to me because was pretty broke at the time. It’s so weird that I’ve been living here for years now. Sometimes even nonsensical goals can become reality if you want them bad enough. I don’t know if because of a subconscious link or if being reminded all the time just makes you get your butt in gear, but there’s something about seeing those goals everyday that makes things just a little more tangible for me.
I’ll share a five of my New Year’s Resolutions with you:
1.To get into fitness model shape
Since I got to do more modeling jobs last year, I figure looking the part couldn’t hurt my chances of getting more jobs.
2. To take at least two Kyokushin belt exams
3. To finally take and pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
I haven’t chosen the level yet, but I will this month.
To read at least 30 books this year.
5. To be healthier this year.
To write articles that make last year seem like child’s play 🙂
To let more people know about the Japan Guy
To do a project that surpasses the Ultimate Japanese How to Guide In
To put at least five cool items in the Japan Guy Store that readers will love.
To have even more fun blogging in 2012.
How about your New Year’s Resolutions? What are your top three goals for this year? It doesn’t matter how silly or how ridiculous you think they are, I would really like to hear them. Maybe we can encourage one another (especially on those Japanese goals).
頑張ってね (Ganbatte ne),
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