You say you want a resolution

2013bThis year’s one big resolution will be in the form of a personal mission statement: “Help others find happiness by inspiring, entertaining and modeling my own advice.” I have a list of goals that fit under this umbrella, and I’ve posted this new high level mission statement in my home office as a daily reminder. So what does “modeling my own advice” really mean?

I’ve been blogging and facebooking for over 4 years now. And those who know me best, know that I include myself in my own audience. In other words, I also write to motivate David Goad while I am trying to motivate others.

I need just as much help as anyone. I have moments of weakness, doubt, frustration and anxiety. I don’t achieve every goal when and how I planned. I have not yet become all I want to be. This is the great disclaimer on all the so-called advice I offer in my blog. I do not profess to be an expert and I am not certified by any authority that I know what the heck I’m talking about.

However, I am heartened by one thing I hear from many readers… that they are motivated by my actions, not my words. I don’t recommend anyone do anything that I am not willing to do myself. That’s what I mean by being a model. I want to be a player/coach out there on the field side by side with you… rather than broadcasting advice from afar.

I’m glad my friend Rich Hopkins recommended that I write a personal mission statement. It has helped clarify my purpose, and given me more drive to achieve the challenging goals I have set for 2013.  Can you declare a mission before you make a checklist of goals for the coming year?  If you do, please share as a comment below and we’ll help keep each other accountable.

I sincerely appreciate you reading and commenting on Short Stories with a Point in 2012.  Have an awesome New Year my friends!

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3 Comments on “You say you want a resolution”

  1. Maneesh Says:

    David, It is always a pleasure to read your blogs. Wishing you all the best for a successful 2013.

  2. Srini Says:

    David, It is good to set some goals every year. I wish you good luck on your goals.

    I do have a few educational goals setup for this year.

    1.Completing Project management certificate examination.

    2.Start studying MBA / MS (Achieve Master’s degree )

    3.Focus on completing toastmaster leadership and few other manuals.

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