Resolutions for 2016

blank list of resolutions on blackboard

 I’ve also started really pressuring myself to figure out some sort of New Year’s Resolution. Some years I decide to make one, but often times I opt out. Almost every lifestyle news article I read is about formulating the perfect New Year’s Resolution, so how do I decide what is perfect for me?

  1. I will create/update my website
  2. Getting regular doctor check-ups so you don’t die from something avoidable.
  3. I Won’t Blame Anyone For Anything – Blaming others, or yourself, is dwelling on the past. What’s done is done, and being bitter isn’t going to help your career. So try to learn from misfortune, forgive yourself and others, and make 2016 a blameless year.
  4. Help others: One hand should always be reaching up for your next goal. The other should be reaching down to help others get where you’re at. We’re all in the same boat. Start passing out oars.
  5. Go to bed early & wake up early
  6. To stay more positive
  7. The one that prevents so many of us from finishing, or even starting.  I have to have the money.  I still haven’t figured this one out yet, but I am determined to beg, steal, borrow, and cheat to get it done.  Okay, I’m not going to steal or cheat or beg, So save money for:
    • Higher Education – MBA  
      I am extrovert, communicator, People is my bloodline. I am an Informatics graduate when I taught myself some HTML and took programming classes like C and JAVA alongside stats, accounting, principles of database design and marketing.  Since then my life as a professional Programmer seems to have come to an end and the next chapter is beginning.
      For the past 1 years I’ve worked in as “Developer”.  Software Development, understanding the business, customer and market as well as the code, deployments and infrastructure (see Agile).  I love this job at Oracle and it’s perfect for me.  My 9 years as a Programmer gave me the foundation for building software and websites however I felt weaknesses in my business knowledge, specifically as I work more and more with the corporate enterprise (budgets, financial statements, etc). So, I’ve decided to get my MBA.
    • Renovate my parents house in India
    • Becoming a Licensed Pilot

By the end of the year, (PROBABLY !) I will have my name on it. I know I say it all of the time, but I love planes and everything about them.  Most of you probably do too, and that is awesome.  I read about aviation all of the time, I write this blog, and I talk about it every chance I get, much to  the dismay of the non-av-geeks I interact with.

The reason that I am posting this is because I would greatly appreciate your support and encouragement as there are a few challenges in my way.  The difference is that I am trying to find ways to make it happen as opposed to just making the excuse and moving on.

The first challenge that I have is that I am in the way to start of a Master’s degree program that I have to finish first.  I have to have it for professional reasons, and I am not financially invested so I can’t just set it aside.  There can be reason that I shouldn’t be able to finish it by the end of the year and still have no time for the PPL though.

It’s very east to get caught up in writing and promotion and ignore the stuff that only becomes obvious when you’re in a life-or-death scenario.

Don’t wait for the life-or-death scenario. Take care of it now. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 108, death and taxes are unavoidable. The more you do now to prepare for them, the less painful they’ll be.

If you die tonight, will it be with regrets? If so, sort that out immediately. Don’t leave loose ends. Don’t leave things unsaid. Don’t leave a mess for others to clean up.

Then by the end of this year we can all celebrate reaching our goals, and make new ones for the next year.  I look forward to hearing about your goals and dreams. Now go take care of business, and I hope everyone reading this has a very successful 2016.


23 thoughts on “Resolutions for 2016

  1. Awesome resolutions…Particularly 2nd, 3rd, 4th are really nice…Never hurt anyone 🙂 Also I hope this year you will get what you deserve…All the best for MBA degree. Happy new year to you and your dear family 🙂 🙂

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