2010 Plan & Goals

Yeah, sure, New Year’s resolutions, fine. Well I sort of missed it, so I gave myself until the end of January to plot my year.

I generally wanted to embrace the S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) goal-setting concept where possible and practical, so what’s below is divided into the discrete, check-it-off-when-done tasks, and the more abstract goals I’ve haven’t wrangled into task form (or don’t want to take the time to track, like some of the dailies).

Here’s the blueprint to build a 2010 that I will find awesome in reflection:


Know how to execute most small business plans so that I can rapidly convert ideas into experiments; know how to run a company successfully.


Improve and then maintain health, optimizing for longevity. Try for (and realistically achieve) the best health of my adult life.

Language Learning

Solidify Japanese, then start thinking about another language.


Optimize and systemize personal processes.


Develop sources of location-independent, automated, diversified income. Wisely manage the money I have.


Overcome anxieties (however small), make smalltalk, make more friends, be friendlier to strangers, be a better storyteller. Network better.




The plan is to track these items on this template (plain-text, markdown formatted, Unicode encoded). If you’re tracking your goals you might consider stealing some chunks of the file. Or, if you have improvements, I’d love to hear about them!