Wednesday, December 27, 2006

2000 and seven

2000 and six is nearly dead now. Couple more days and it will be all over.

So I thought I'd review my 2006 aspirations as recorded on BiPolar Daily at the end of December last year. Here's what I wanted to acheive:

Finish Book-in-Progress
Dismal failiure. No progress at all. But actually, I think I've finally knocked this monkey off my back for good. Ever since my 3 month chronic psychosis I've felt this urgency to write a book about my experiences. Hey I even did write one (published in 2001). But it wasn't enough. I needed to write another. With the latest and greatest psychotic insights. This urge/drive/need used to cause me considerable pain. Everything else I directed my energy into felt like a betrayal of my true cause. But now I have finally accepted that I can never put my experiences into a book. They are just wayyy too complex. And they are neverending... which is why blogging is a better format. Writing about my experiences will never be a finished product; always a work-in-progess.

Bond closer with Miss L.
Success beyond my wildest anticipations. Miss L now lives with us. Her life is our life and our life is her life. Sure ther've been teething problems. Teenager problems. But on-balance total success.

Start a meditation programme
Major success. I've been doing daily meditation at least 6 days every week the whole year. And it's helped me more than I could share.

ASPIRATIONS FOR 2007

Work, work, work
I've finished 2006 on a good working streak. I'm finally enjoying running my business. Nay, loving it. And this past month I've been putting long hours in. The longest hours since I sold my business in 2001. This coming year I'm going to continue with the work focus. I'm gonna turn a profit no matter what it takes. Passion, Focus, Persistence. That's all it needs.

I am so single-mindedly focused on making a business success that I'm hesitant to state any other aspirations here. But there are one or two minor ones which are worth a mention.

  1. I wanna start Tai Chi again. I did it for a full year before it started clashing with my philosophy lectures back in 2003, and I gave it up.
  2. I want to buy Mrs M a new car. This goal is a spin-off of my main aspiration. Cos if I don't turn a profit, a car purchase aint gonna happen.
So yeah, 2006 has been a good year for me. Specially the last 3 months. (probably mainly due to coming off those anti-psychotics). I reckon I've turned a corner here, and all I really want for 2007 is to continue on the new streak.

6 comments:

  1. Great post. I too am writing a book about my bipolar experiences as a professional in the world. I think a lot of people should know and "see" through words that we are not all the adjective describing the murderer or woman-abandoning-her-children archetype summoned by the word.

    Maybe I'll find what you found about the book. Thanks for sharing and being real about 2006. You sound like you're in a good place.

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  2. Well done for finishing strongly in 2006 and hopefully that strength will sail you through 2007.

    The only goal I have for 2007, at this present moment in time, is to find a purpose. Business, sport, family, friends and love provide the options, need some clarity.

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  3. Congratulations on all your successes this year, especially regarding your challenges with your daughter. Best wishes for the new year.

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  4. sounds to me as if it was a pretty decent year all in all. I hope that this one is even better for you

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  5. Is that you in the snazzy black outfit? Me thinks probably not as he looks rather Asian. Nonetheless, best of luck with your New Year's Resolutions.

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  6. bipolar bear29 December, 2006

    wish you a year full of great successes,with your family,business and your lifeBPG.
    *~*Merry Christmas everyone*~*
    Willbefine...are you going to choose just one of those items as your 2007 purpose to focus or there will be a package of them to be reached?
    hope you get them all together.

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