2017 personal goals

Here we are again! Another year has passed and following my tradition (and ambition) of planning – here are my personal goals for 2017. I really do believe in the importance of constantly planning and setting goals for yourself, if you have any hope to actually fulfilling your dreams and making them reality. It’s no coincidence my favorite quote is “failing to plan is planning to fail”. Or as my best friend told me the other day; “people don’t have goals for those who have”.

I have mixed feelings about my 2016. I did accomplish a lot of what I set out to do, but in some important areas of my life I’ve been struggling for a while with no improvement despite really trying. So it’s with HUGE motivation and hunger that I enter 2017! I just feel deep down that it will be a very good year for me and many pieces are falling into place. I have been desperately asking the universe for some wind in my sail and to give me the power and opportunities I need to get to the next level. No more asking – I’m now TAKING. My closest friends know that I’m the type of guy who is just exploding with ambition and has a crazy high drive. I’ll convert all that energy into massive action this year! Here are my goals.



  • Pass all my new courses
  • Complete 1 old course 1 didn’t pass
  • Participate in the university’s buddy program to welcome and guide foreign exchange students
  • Go to all lectures
  • Get 2 A’s
  • Finish my online course from Harvard



  • Stay below my “10% over competition weight”
  • Continue improving my flexibility with the stretch program from gymnasticbodies
  • Finish the fundamentals program from gymnasticbodies
  • Start the foundation program from gymnasticbodies
  • Continue experimenting and getting better at meditation
  • Take a Hiphop/street dance coure
  • Helped my brother get in better shape
  • Lower my caffeine intake



  • Learn to edit video with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Learn to use my wacom retouch pad
  • Completed the scratching for controller DJ’s course from Digital DJ Tips
  • Completed the wedding-DJ course from Digital DJ Tips
  • Much improved my technical prowess and mixing skills
  • Practiced all the techniques in the power mixing skills course from Digital DJ Tips
  • Regularly had gigs during the year
  • Had at least one back-to-back gig with another DJ
  • Secured a spot as a resident DJ somewhere
  • Continued improving my morning routine
  • Continued improving my evening routine
  • Continued using my information-shield
  • Read 12 books
  • Completed the self esteem sentence ending program from Nathaniel Branden
  • Enrolled in an online course to obtain my certificate as a private investigator/detective



  • All carpentry done on the inside of my apartment
  • Registered my business
  • Completed my plastic detox project 
  • Clean up my notebooks and all notes in my favorite planning app Evernote
  • Shoot a “hot guy calendar”



  • Catch up on my planned investments from 2016
  • Duoble my total amount of saved capital as from Dec 31
  • Invested in a new laptop. My current one is 6 years old and is a massive beast of almost 10 lbs. Feels like it’s singing it’s last words now
  • Saved 10% of my monthly income to invest in myself as personal growth/courses/self improvement
  • Saved 10% of my monthly income in financial investments
  • Build my buffer of protection to at least one average month’s income
  • Saved up to a summer vacation
  • Saved up to a winter vacation
  • Made the remaining down payments on my black oak wood floor
  • Lowered my recurring monthly expenses
  • Pay my mortgage down to a sum I’ve set as a goal



  • Continue listening to DSR podcast and the experts interviewed there. Great show, highly recommend it for all men (even women)
  • Not engage in a serious relationship and just keep focusing on my goals and most importantly my education

Author: Danny

Life is an adventure! I believe in participating in life - not standing on the side and watching it. Here I will write about all my passions, big and small. Follow my exciting trips around the world as well as my almost normal days at home, wherever it may be at the moment.. If you like inspiration, travel, challenges, training, fashion, self improvement, culture, food and gear - look no further! So to all my stalkers, congratulations! Now you can enjoy watching my life closely at home with your computer, those cold nights with binoculars aimed at my window are finally over. I'll finish my first post by quoting Bilbo (a character in J.R.R Tolkien's The lord of the rings) with a line that ever since I heard it as a child (about 2 years ago) has left a trace in my memory: " It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to"

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