Seven Predictions for 2009

Well, it’s time to say good-bye to 2008 – and good riddance!  I’m just kidding 🙂  2008 was mostly a good year for me.  In many ways it was quite hard, as I had a few nasty surprises and upheavals, but nothing bad enough to break me.  I’m always an optimist, and strongly believe that if something doesn’t kill you, it can only make you stronger.

It’s not about the things that happen in your life, it’s how you interpret them, or to be more precise, how you choose to interpret them.  Life is always about choice, someone once said “there are no victims, only volunteers.”  I like this saying.

Did you make any resolutions?  (If they have anything to do with your weight or your fitness levels, you’re going to LOVE what I’m going to offer you in just a few days.  So stay tuned for that)

Personally, I’ve not made any resolutions at all.  Can you believe that?  You see, I believe goal-setting should be an on-going process, not just something you do once a year and then forget about in a day or two.  I set goals all the time; short term, medium term and long term.  I even have goals for when I’m in my 50’s and 60’s.  I revisit and revise my goals constantly, and I advise you to do the same.

2009 is going to be a really busy year for me, I’ve got literally dozens of projects I need to finish off.  I’m already behind schedule, my son’s early arrival threw me out of sync for a while.  I spent about 14 hours on something yesterday and I’m still not done with it.  Oh well, can’t complain really.

Okay, let’s move on.  Let me share with you some predictions I have for the year 2009.  Ready?  Here goes:

1) The economic crises will get worse before it gets better:
I don’t think we’ve seen the worse of it, and I think it will stay at least well into 2010.  But take heart my friend, in every adversity there lies an equal if not greater opportunity (to paraphrase Napoleon Hill).  You just gotta look hard enough.

2) Barak Obama will NOT be assassinated:

I think this guy will do well.  He has two things going for him.  Firstly, I don’t think you can do worse than Bush.  Secondly, the economy will pick up during his presidency, and he will appear to have been the White Knight that saved the economy.  He almost can’t go wrong.  And when I say “white knight” I’m not being fetitious in any way.

3) The space-time continuum will get disrupted:
Did you hear that they’re going to add a “leap second” in 2009?  I heard it in the news.  I don’t recall who “they” are, but it must be cool to have the authority to add a leap second!  But I fear the the Intergalactic Space-Time Continuum Ethics Committee will not be happy with this decision.  I believe that you should not mess with powers greater than yourself.

4) Heavier-than-air flying machines will dominate the skies:
You wait and see, I predict that we’ll have all kinds of flying machines.  And one day, maybe not in 2009, maybe not even in the year 2050, but ONE DAY they’ll make a flying-machine so huge that it can take between 525 and 852 passengers across the whole globe.  You’ll see.

5) Batelco will have a full year of uninterrupted internet service:
Ha ha!  I’m kidding I’m kidding!  What are the chances of that happening, right?  I suspect the flying-machines thing is more likely to happen!

6) A heat wave will hit Bahrain:
I predict that next summer will be so hot, that it’ll reach up to 46 degrees C!  Mark my words, you’ll see.  A heat wave I tell you!

7) YOU will be come part of the amazing programme called Zenith Enterprise on New Dynamic Operations:
This amazing thing will truly change your life, if you allow it.  It’s also known as ZENDO for short 🙂 [You know how long it took me to come up with a list of words that vaguely make sense and create the acronym Zen-Do?  A lot longer than I care to admit… but at least you get an idea of how much effort I put into keeping this blog interesting yet entertaining for you 🙂 ]

Well my friend, all that’s left is for me to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  I hope you achieve your dreams and goals.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for making me a small part of your life.

Talk to you next year.

6 Responses to Seven Predictions for 2009

  1. salah alrafeia 31 December 2008 at 5:58 pm #

    Dear Suhail,

    thanks for the news letter and updates, I do enjoy them, just wanted to wish you and your family & Zendo a happy and prosperous 2009

    Regards

    Salah

  2. Tanmoy Sarkar 1 January 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    Dear Suhail,

    You are inspirational, motivating people amongst their follies and foibles. Keep up the good work. This work is fulfilling by itself and builds up incognizant rewards.

    Happy New Year!

    Regards,
    Tanmoy

  3. Faris 1 January 2009 at 7:58 pm #

    Zealots Embracing Non-Dangerous Objectives

    :0

  4. Ganesh Chappadi 5 January 2009 at 12:59 am #

    Dear Mr. Suhail, Your inspiration and motivations of the publics will be highly appreciated.

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