By Hon. Powes Parkop, LLB, LLM, MP
Mission Quest 2019 – Starting The Year with Family.
As we prepare to bid 2018 goodbye, I am back again in beautiful Tufi with my family for our annual Mission Quest.
This time it’s Mission Quest 2019. We came to have a good time as a family, but more importantly we came to set goals for the new year!
‘S-M-A-R-T’ goals!! “S” for Simple and Specific; “M” for Measurable or Meaningful; “A” for Achievable/As if now; “R” for Realistic/ Responsible; and “T” Timed/Towards what you want and turn up everyday heading towards your goals. Living everyday as if your goals are already there. Visualizing yourself in that moment when you have achieved your goals and using that imagination to inspire and motivate yourself to achieve the outcomes you want.
We started with a reflection of where each of us are, in respect of our 2018 goals.
Reflecting and learning on the achievements and the non-achievement and how each of us can do better in the new year with the outstanding goals and the new ones we adopt for next year. Despite some outstanding and mixed outcomes, we were all happy with our achievements for 2018. It can only get better!.
Next year we plan to have a big year in both personal and family goals. We want to go beyond our borders and push the boundary a bit more to challenge ourselves for a greater year.
Change start with each and everyone of us. We can’t wait for the family, the clan, the tribe, the district, province or the country. We must be the change we want everyone to be.
Happy New Year, Papua New Guinea!
Celebrate and welcome the New Year in style and in joy. Bid goodbye to the old year with lots of nostalgia and great memories, and as you celebrate the New Year, remember to set personal, family, business or professional goals for 2019.
Change starts with you. I am only sharing what I do with my family in the hope that it might inspire you and your families to do the same as a matter of habit and to cultivate quality time with the family.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. So set your goals and don’t worry about making mistakes. Just believe in yourself and always show up as the best version of yourself.
Once again, HAPPY NEW, YEAR PAPUA NEW GUINEA! May the new year bring renewed joy and happiness to each and everyone of you.