Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Mid-Year Review

Barack Obama was right when he said: "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential". Therefore, my 2009 resolutions reflect my own personal ambitions, my challenges – these are what I hope to achieve this year.

My second report-card as at end June 2009 shows these results:

Start writing my Marketing textbook – I must be more resolute and really start writing (0%)
Start my second Masters – I have already identified the Masters program and the University; all I need to do is to save first before I can enroll (0%)
Write a short story and get it published – My mind is barren but I am going to start this month; nothing like putting oneself under pressure to get the creative juices flowing (0%)
I have completed 6 Toastmasters speeches - I will resume my speechmaking again in August (25%)
I have finished 450 hours of teaching time (64%)
There are already 268 active SNHU students in the American Degree Program (54%)
I recorded 7,863 hits to my blog, beyond the targeted 5,000 (Already achieved 100%)
The 2 music CD projects look like they’re dead in the water (0%)

I must admit that this year, my teaching workload is exceptionally heavy – and this has hampered my own individual progress because it eats into my personal time. Never mind, I am not one to give up easily. I will just push myself harder!

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