Goal Setting

It is actually kind of late here in Korea. But there is just this one thing that I have been thinking about.

We are the way we are because of our small minute decisions that we make on a daily basis. We become productive because we chose to be productive. We become lazy because we chose to become lazy. We become motivated because we chose to be motivated. Many of these seemingly small actions will culminate into something big.

Since I have arrived in Korea, I haven’t been making the best of decisions. It has become somewhat hard for me to discipline myself. I let myself go too much and even though the detrimental effects have yet to be felt, I know that it will be bad if this goes on.

Firstly, it is the lack of planning. Aside from my school that has technically been planned for me, I have yet to plan how am I going to achieve the goals that I have set for myself. In the past, I have always been the one to have plans but as of late, I haven’t been motivated to plan and press ahead with the plans. This is something that I need to revive in myself.

Secondly, the lack of motivation. I realised that I have been slacking a lot. Even in the past semester which I did pretty well, I have been slacking. And even though, Alhamdulillah, it has not really affected my CAP, it has however, affected my emotional and mental state. I have not been as driven as I was before. That spark to succeed is long dead and there must be a way to revive it back. I think I have lost that youthful glow and energy.

So here’s the thing. I have all these goals that I want to achieve but with no plan. Maybe it is now the time for me to plan them.

  1. Memorise Surah Ya-Seen
    I have memorised 19 or so verses as of now there is still much more to go (I think there’s 89 verses). I think what I can do is to memorise 2-3 new verses per day. It is going to be a bit challenging but I think it can be done, insyaAllah.
  2. Read
    I have planned to read a lot and I think I need to make conscious effort of this. Maybe 1 hour of solid reading time in the morning before going to school and such. I think that is okay. I brought 4 books over. I will have to finish all those 4, insyaAllah. Furthermore, to make sure I have thought and learnt the lessons from those books, I think I ought to blog about them.
  3. Build the Podcast
    Currently, I am interested in building the podcast for NUSMS. Though I am unsure yet of the structure that would be behind it, I envisioned it to be self-run with their own sponsors and a constant number of streamers.
  4. Build my business
    There are several things that I need for my business to grow. First, a website. I need a website that can showcase my skills and my works. I would also need to reach out to others to work as second photographer and learn the ropes.

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