Well another week flits on by, sprinting for the tinselled flag of Christmas before February even finished. Still, if hot-cross buns appear in supermarkets, then I’m a happy (Easter) bunny! In Australia, these started in January for some reason. I’ve indulged myself recently on a couple of excellent Flashman books when the brain has been a little addled from the working week. Alas, there is limited learning available other than how a nineteenth century handsome coward rogers and ploughs many a buxom wench on his travels. Admittedly not entirely useful.
The classic 7 Habits of Effective People by Steve Covey is currently on the reading hit-list. It’s just an excellent all-around book that puts you in the driving seat for your own development. I love his approach for sharing chores round with his children, plotting family goals and their own individual ones. I’d love to know if this actually worked – did this bite the author in the arse or did they persist into academic or entrepreneurial excellence? I’ve never known any family to attempt such a thing as dividing up the chores, and am absolutely fascinated. In doing a little research, Covey had nine children. And fifty-two grandchildren. Maybe he was reading a little Flashy, eh?
I spent yesterday down the coast, taking lots of photos to improve my craft. I bought some ND filters and love the effects. As for my other shorter term and longer-term goals:
When I honestly review the above, the photography and the writing is sending me in the right direction, and I truly believe that writing a photography guide will help me as well as others. However, I’m not doing enough book-writing and not doing enough approaching of publishers. So, while accomplishing small term goals, I need to keep the longer ones in check.
How are your goals going for the year? Are your New Years Resolutions bearing fruit or do you need to readjust? If you’ve achieved them already, what’s next?
Writing and writing...