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Inspired by a YouTube video and the book by Dick Tracy “Goals” I wrote my goals for 2013 in honor to my dad Paul Smith who have been fighting cancer since 2004-2005, yet he never complains about it.

The concept by Dick Tracy is simple. Every day you write down 10 things you want to achieve within the next year. At some point you will find yourself writing down the same things every day and then you know your goals. You need to do at least one thing daily towards reaching one of your goals. Be honest and realistic when you write them down and you shall achieve 8-10 of your goals within 12 months - unreal right?

Following is from the video you will find in the end of this blog.

“[...]The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows, it’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it [...] But it ain’t about how hard you’re hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward. THAT’S HOW WINNING IS DONE! [...]

[...] Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate our biggest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure [...] It’s our light not our darkness that most frightening us [...]

Paul Smith & Holger

I think when you have something to lose you are scared what might happen. Your fears keeps you from doing what you really want to do in life. When you got a job you worry what might happen if you are laid off.

When you play poker and have a great day winning $5000 you instantly wonder how much you will lose back to your opponents and how quick? The feel of joy is tarnished by pain and worry when that $5000 is lost in the days to come. Your mind tells you it is part of the game yet you can’t help feeling discomfort.

My ultimate goal in life is to be happy. "Happiness is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal" a quote from Brian Tracy's book “Goals”. I want to build my own companies and earn my living from there so I can support the family I hopefully will have one day.

My biggest fear is that this won’t happen whilst both my parents are still around but I can’t let my worries compromise my ideals and dreams. I would like to pay respect to my grandfather, may he rest in peace, who lived with cancer for more than a decade and my dad who got five books published since he got cancer in 2005 and also recently launched two websites in Danish and Swedish. It is very admirable!

I never once heard any of them complain about cancer. It hasn’t stopped my dad from rebuilding and renovating our summer cabin in Sweden five times or more since then. We have a lot to learn from our elders and respect is one of them and understanding the hardship they been through before we start whine about taxes, the weather or a broken nail.

"Dad, I’m a show you how great I am!" Please listen to the video with your eyes closed.

My 10 goals will be described in my next blog. Read and Watch “How bad do you want it” for more inspiration.

Thanks for listening and sharing people!