Friday, January 1, 2016


By Anton Antonio
December 31, 2015

2015 is about to be history and 2016 is about to present new opportunities and challenges.  To most people, this is the ideal time to assess and look at the past and set new objectives and/or re-calibrate goals.  But what exactly are goals?

Goals are desired results that a person, organization or a system of visions, plans, commitments and implementation plans to achieve either a personal or organizational desired end-point.  Many people strive to reach high ideals and goals within a finite period of time by setting timelines or deadlines.  A goal is roughly a purpose, objective or aim which is the anticipated result or outcome which guides action and reaction.  Like an end, a goal can be an object, either a physical object or an abstract object that has intrinsic value.  Goals are achieved by a series of methodically planned and precise actions.

In a fairly different but related sense, Filipinos, having a passion for the sport of basketball, often relate goals to basketball hoops.  Let’s push this mindset to the limit with a little trivial event.  Please imagine 22,000 basketball fans packed in the MOA Arena to watch a ballgame between Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Purefoods Star Hotshots… arguably two of the most popular basketball clubs in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).  After the final buzzer blares to signal the end of the game, not a single point was scored and there was no winner.  Why?... because there were no goals.

2016 is just around the corner… what are your goals?

Thoughts to promote positive action…

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