It is always good to set yourself targets, and to stretch and exert yourself. This is one of the key differences between high achievers or even just normal relatively successful people and those who are not so successful. As you may know, for those following this blog, I have set myself the target of 34 posts this month.
A friend joked with me and asked me why 34 and whether it was a Kabbalistic number? The reason for 34 is that it is double of how much I actually managed to achieve in January last month, the first month of 2012. Even the 17 posts I did in January were far more than the number I did in the whole of 2011 which was 11 (not including two obselete posts which I have removed, so it would be 13). Success only comes through hard work. Actually I am wrong, let me rephrase that success only comes through hard work, more hard work, and even more hard work. It comes from producing a lot. The philosophy of working hard should be wholeheartedly embraced and applied in our lives. However this should never come at the expense of neglecting family or health which are far more important.
Anyway this will be my 5th blog of the month, and I will then have 29 blogs left to reach the target of 34 and I have merely 19 days. Can I do it? Well I sub-divided my 34 blogs a mont target, to a weekly target of 9 and I am way behind as a weekth and a half has gone (10 days) and I am on my 5th blog. Whilst thinking of all this something came in to my mind, and that was footballers (soccer players for my primarily American readers) who are paid to score lots and lots of goals. 34 is the number of goals in a season an extremely successful football striker (the team player who is specifically assigned to score goals) would produce. I then thought of one of my favourite football players of the past and that is the legendary Argentine striker, Gabriel Omar Batistuta who was such a prolific goal scorer that he was nicknamed “Bati-GOL”. I will be taking inspiration from his past as a prolific goal scorer, to help me achieve my target of becoming a prolific online writer and blogger. Below are some pictures of “Batigol”, who a friend of mine once said that if he could look like someone else, he would chose to look like him, which is quite relevant in a blog which will be dealing more and more with jewellery, which is related to style and appearance.
Thus I seek to blog as regularly as he scored goals. 5 down, 29 to go in the remaining 19 days. Thank you for reading this 650 word blog.
– Jahan Choudhry