I was beginning to write down mostly my short-term goals and I realized I have no clue what to write down when it comes to long-term goals. I have a couple written down, but they are sparse. Maybe it is just because long-term plans should be taken more seriously. The point being to work toward them.
There are also plenty of ideas, ideas are cheap and easy, which is why they have not been set as an actual goals yet. I haven’t decided if I want to really devote the time to them yet.
As it stands now my short-term goals include: dropping bad habits one by one, connect more and maintain my workout routine.
For me it used to be so much to do and so little time. But if I had to say it differently, it would be so little to do and so much time. Sort of makes sense, but probably sounds like I don’t want to do anything, which is not what I meant. I want to get more done and in less time.
That is my long-term goal.
My motto in life is simple.
You can have results or excuses. Not both
Which one would you pick?
My dad is a big MLB fan. He can tell you statistics until you go insane, but that is beside the point, not until he runs out. He never runs out.
The other day he shared Shohei Otani’s career plan with me. It is more like a life’s worth of aspiration. He found it on facebook or one of his usual hangouts. It was a snapshot of a TV screen with some notes. They read:
- Age 18: Join a MLB team
- Age 19: Master English and reach AAA
- Age 20: Called up to the majors, make 1.5 billion JPY (~13 million USD)
- Age 21: Starting rotation, 16 wins
- Age 22: Win the Cy Young award
- Age 23: Member of Japan WBC team
- Age 24: Throw a no-hitter and 25 wins
- Age 25: Throw fastest pitch in the world 175 kph (~108mph)
- Age 26: Win the World Series and get married
- Age 27: Member of Japan WBC team & MVP
- Age 28: 1st son is born
- Age 29: Throw 2nd no-hitter
- Age 30: Get most wins by a Japanese pitcher (in 1 MLB season?)
- Age 31: 1st daughter is born
- Age 32: Win 2nd World Series
- Age 33: 2nd son is born
- Age 34: Win 3rd World Series
- Age 35: Member of Japan WBC team
- Age 36: Break the strike out record?
- Age 37: 1st son starts baseball
- Age 38: Stats drop, start to think about retirement
- Age 39: Decide to retire at end of next season
- Age 40: Throw no-hitter in my very last game
- Age 41: Return to Japan
- Age 42: Introduce the American system to Japan?
I guess when you dream big you might as well dream really BIG. But he even had it planned when he was going to be having his sons. Seriously, I guess you could say 2nd child, but when you even plan the gender there is way too much though and effort going into this whole setting goals business.
My dad will just have to take things as they come. But my life goal is to be happy, I am pretty flexible how that actually materializes.