Inspired by his post and driven by a general lack of alcohol around the house that our family needs to converse deeper into the evening, I took stock as to what I would like to achieve in the year 2017. My list is as follows:
- 1800 Chess Tactics Rating (Both Classic & Blitz formats)
- 18 Books
- Full Ironman
- 15 Strokes for my Golf handicap
- Obtain Open Group's Master IT Architect Certification
- Volunteer for 150 hours
For context: I work 45 hours a week.
My goals are primarily interest-based with a heavy emphasis on fitness again this year. I'm about to turn 25 years old and I know that my window of time to stretch myself to maximum physical potential is diminishing. My quantifiable intellectual hobby remains Chess but I also threw in Eddie's 18 Books goal to keep me honest when choosing entertainment. My professional certification would be the end-all of a good fiscal year for me at my firm and finding a non-profit that is near and dear would be the cherry on top for me.
The reason for creating this post is because I'm curious as to what others in the driven WSO demographic are targeting, how you are quantifying these goals and why you chose the goals you did.
So I bid you, WSO, what challenges does 2017 hold in store for you?