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Reflections

 Photo Credit: Iiana Mikah // unsplash.com

Photo Credit: Iiana Mikah // unsplash.com

I set a few goals for 2017 and I'm proud to say that I achieved almost all of them. I began reading on a regular basis. I don't mean magazines and facebook articles; I mean books. I drank more water and started working out, too. Working out was the biggest goal. I owe all the encouragement and support to my partner, Kendrick. He pushed and also helped me. We developed a routine that is ideal for my unique situation. I'm now heading into 2018 with a daily workout habit.

What I failed to achieve is to create a new revenue stream. I did try, but I ultimately didn't really consider all the necessities involved with my idea. It is an idea to save and maybe comeback to. This year though, I will succeed at a side hustle. There has been an idea that I've heard a couple of times. They used different analogies but the lesson was the same. Have multiple streams of income. Not so you become a malevolent villain but to create more security. 

Analogy One*: Hold out your fist, now hold up the number of ways you make income. If it is one finger, imagine if that finger was cut off. What would you do about money? You wouldn't have any other avenues. 

Analogy Two**: Imagine your bank account is a bucket. Your job represents a hose that goes into the bucket. If that hose gets turned off, your bucket doesn't continue to fill up. If you have more hoses going into the bucket, it's ok if one gets turned off, your bucket is still being filled. Your bucket will also fill faster and contain more water. 

In 2018 I will reach my fitness goal as well as create new streams of revenue. What are your goals for 2018, and what did you achieve in 2017?

* Unkown (paraphrased)

** Adam Carolla (paraphrased)

OpinionAndrew Clifton