Why I failed my goals

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I have two goals that I have sought to achieve by mid-year of 2012. The deadline I set for myself is up. Goals achieved: Zero, Zip, Nada, Zilch.

Null. Or is that " "?

Earlier this year I set two goals: 1. Learn Ruby on Rails 2. Obtain a SQL Server Job. They remained to be just that – goals, unrealized.

Why I failed?

No concrete plan

Without a concrete plan to execute, those goals were reduced to being “mere wishes” – something that I only dreamed about. I knew the “what’s” and the “where’s”, only I failed to come up with the “why’s” and the “how’s”. But I know “who’s” to blame.

No solid commitment

Not only didn’t I have a plan to execute, but I did not also commit my whole self to those goals. You can say this is an offshoot of not having a plan in the first place.

No clear direction

Without plan and commitment, I got lost in the maze. The lack of clear direction made it impossible for me to recognize opportunities, or the lack thereof.

No firm courage

I have not mustered enough courage to break away from my comfort zone. I made excuses to not code. I made excuses to not read more. I made excuses to not advance my skills.

These spell Failure.

But I have another chance.

Author: Marlon Ribunal

I'm passionate about SQL Server. But I feel like I haven't reached my full potential yet. So, this is my mission: My purpose is to help people in their pursuit of growth and development; and, thereby, help myself realize my full potential as a professional, husband, father, christian, and human being.

  • http://twitter.com/eric_weed eric weed

    #in

    First off don’t give up. Second you
    have identified the problem which will let you chart your path
    forward. Adjust, adapt and continue to strive, you’ll make it.

    • http://marlonribunal.com/ Marlon Ribunal

      Thanks, Eric!

  • Logan Merazzi

    Just Perfect. I felt like if you were talking about me. And thankfully, we have another chance… Good luck to us! ;-)

    • http://marlonribunal.com/ Marlon Ribunal

      Yeah. There’s always another chance. But are we ready next time?