Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Errors in looking ahead.

I love to look ahead and plan for the future. It helps me set goals for where I think I'll be and what I want to be doing in the future. I also like to make predictions about sports. I dabble in predicting the outcomes of baseball and football games and seasons.

This year in baseball I had made some major mistakes when predicting the season. Here are some of the big ones.
  • The Yankees will come back and win the division.
  • The Rays will fall apart, they can't keep this pace up.
  • The Blue Jays will regret getting rid of Frank Thomas
  • Ken Griffey Junior will help the White Sox, he hits better with runners in scoring position.
  • The Cubs will win the division with the Cardinals in 2nd.
  • The White Sox will be lucky if they finish 3rd this year.
When I was thinking about this I realized that it's the reflection and study of the failures that we have when we set our goals that help us to set better goals and realize where we went wrong. Reflecting and learning from our mistakes is as important as having and trying to reach goals in the first place.