Happy new year!


January 1, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

Happy New Years! It’s the first day of the year and it’s a day known for setting goals. I had several goals last year and did pretty well over all. At least in my opinion which is really the only one that counts for this particular type of thing.

First a review of my goals for 2013

  • Post twice a week on my blog.
    I posted 95 times which isn’t exactly twice a week but I didn’t actually start any of these goals on the first of the year so I count this one a success.
  • Get my MCITP for 2008 Development and my MCSA for 2012
    I managed the MCITP and the first test for my MCSA upgrade. I’ve been taking 2 certification exams a year for the last few years so this is par for the course. I would have liked to finish that 3rd exam but it requires a significant amount of study for me. It includes the BI exam and while I’ve done some SSIS I haven’t had a chance to do any significant work with SSRS or BI in general. I’m looking forward to learning some new things on this one.
  • Have 2 more articles published.
    Complete failure here. Turns out that writing 2 posts a week was my complete limit. I’m not too worried as this was a rather secondary goal.

So now my new goals for 2014.

Of course these are just my professional goals and I always include my annual “Get healthy” and “Lose weight”. For those purists out there who feel that all goals should be specific, that just hasn’t worked for me with these particular goals. At my house we have a saying “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the different results.” So I’m going to try something different this year and go with a general direction.

So that’s my goals for this year and last. I’m posting them primarily to have a good record of my plans for the year. Also I have found that by sharing my goal with others I feel more motivated to complete them than I do otherwise. Feel free to share your own goals in the comments so you can have a record for yourself.

2 thoughts on “Happy new year!

  1. Drummond says:

    Excellent post. 2 out of 3 ain’t bad, according to Meatloaf, and the goals that you accomplished are great goals. I completed my main certification goal last year by getting my MCSE Server Infrastructure. I buckled down and completed it within 7 months, which is great time for me given having to deal with college and work.

    My goals for the year include the following –
    * upgrading my MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 to MCSE Data Platform.
    * blogging at least once a week
    * much like you, I made a goal to learn powershell. I have the same Powershell in a month of lunches book, but I haven’t had the time to read it (But I always have time for lunch…)

    Best of luck on your goals this year.

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