Why I failed my goals


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


    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?