My biggest win and biggest loss in 2022!

Like at the end of every year, I have just completed looking over the goals I had set for the year. And I have to be honest about it. Some goals I crushed and other goals I failed miserably.

My personal goals fall into several categories. Which include learning goals, financial goals (cash, investing, etc.) health goals, relationships goals, writing goals, career goals, revenue goals, and a few other little ones.

Out of the 60 + goals, I narrowed it down to these two as the biggest win and the biggest loss. Mainly because of the effort it required for me to accomplish the big win and for finally realizing that the big loss continues to be a big loss each year.

Let’s start with the big win.

My biggest win actually began back in November of 2021. I made a decision to pursue my real state license in Texas. When I made this decision. I knew time was of the essence. Not because I had to get it done for a certain reason. But because most often we allow ourselves too much time to accomplish our goals.

I can’t tell you how many people I have talked to that say. “Yeah, I want to get this or that done over the next year.”

My response “Why the next year? Why not sooner?” And then you hear all of the reasons (excuses).

Secondly, time becomes the killer of all hopes and dreams. If you want to accomplish a goal, you have to compress the time down as short as possible and force yourself to get it done.

When I set the goal to get my license I said I wanted to sit for the exams in the first quarter of 2022. I really didn’t know how long it would take for me to get through the course work. But I thought this was a realistic goal.

I passed the tests on March 21, 2022 and my license was approved on March 31, 3022.

My advice is to set a goal, and give yourself the least amount of time possible to accomplish it. This forces you to do whatever it takes to accomplish it if you are truly committed to it.

My biggest fail:

This particular goal is also a learning goal. It is to learn Spanish. It is one that has been hanging around for a long time. And here is the realization that I have come to. It isn’t going to happen. I am just not committed to it enough. Its obvious I am not or I would have already made more progress.

This year I invested more money in to it than I ever have, and it still didn’t matter. Other things took precedent over it.

My lesson here is it is time to let this goal die. Sometimes it is important for you to learn that some goals might seem important to you. And you may even make a financial investment in to them. But the reality is, if it isn’t important enough to you, it doesn’t matter, you will not do whatever it takes to achieve the goal.

Also another lesson for this goal is this. I never set a realistic specific goal for it. What does learn Spanish mean? How can you measure this? Do you get to a point and take a test? I never set a specific target for it, which means no matter how much training and learning I did, I didn’t know, if or how much progress I had made.

The goal of accomplishing my real estate license is very specific. Another lesson for me that I learned this year that I should have already known. I personally need a very specific target with a goal for me to be excited about. If they are too abstract I can’t get excited enough to pursue them.

My hope is that you accomplished all of your goals in 2022 and are excited about your goals in 2023. If I can ever assist you in setting personal, professional, or real estate goals please reach out to me.

To your success your future.


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