You may as well swing for the fences! (Q2 update)

The time has come to revisit my goals for the year and make adjustments, if need be. As they say: the road to success is paved with goals.

To be honest, I felt a little self-conscious as I re-read my goals page. It feels a little strange announcing my big, scary, long-term goals in public. After some thought, however, I realized: I may as well put it out there and swing for the fences!FinancialGoal

As Van Goethe says:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to pull back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which has killed countless ideas and splendid plans: The moment one truly commits oneself, then Providence moves too… Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

Here is a refresher of my goals and how I am doing so far:

Financial:

* 4-figure Internet income by December
* $6,000 debt paid off

Still slowly working on these. My Internet income now sits at just over $10 for an article that was published a couple of years ago on Yahoo Finance. This month I will be growing my archive of articles to try to earn more residual income. My debt currently stands at $5,961.10. I plan on paying this off more aggressively starting at the end of July.

Professional:

* Pass the CFP Case Study exam
* Gain 6 months of experience as a Financial Adviser
* Write and publish 54 articles and blog posts
* Write and publish 6 guest posts

I started studying last weekend and things seem to be going at a good pace. The job search is ongoing. I have published 7 articles in this last month, so I am 10% there…Woo hoo!

Personal:

* Find a Ms. Mzansi
* Complete Mango Languages Mandarin Chinese course
* Try out yoga once
* Take 20 wickets in the first half of the cricket season

Have not really focused on these since my last update, a month ago. We are busy with winter training right now at cricket and looks like I will be going on a cricket tour at the end of August. I may reach those 20 wickets quicker than I thought!

At first I was a bit apprehensive about putting personal goals up for everyone to see, but in the end I decided that they should stay, as it makes things a little more personal and interesting on here.

Hope you all have a good second half of the year and are still industriously striving to reach your own goals for the rest of the year.

Kevin Mzansi