I don't have anyone grading my progress on my life goals except for myself...and I'm pretty lenient with my grades (and accepting any late assignments).
I make my goals, start out pretty excited about them, then poop out within a month. It's a cycle that starts every January 1st and a few months before any high school reunion, since I have to have something to write about in my bio. Ran a marathon! Wrote a best-seller! Invented a cure for migraines! Helped deliver a dolphin in the wild! Oh, my list of dream accomplishments is endless. My energy and will-power isn't.
I believe this lack of will-power is one reason for starting a blog. I have to have accountability! Even if I have to report to an audience of strangers, I will do better!
So, here is my 'first day of school' blog post, where I state my class schedule (my list of goals) and challenge myself to complete my class (reach a specific goal milestone). After I get my grade card, I'll re-evaluate and start another semester. Oh, peeps, I am pretty excited for back-to-school. Aren't you?
Fitness: Granted, this goal will depend on my physical health, but I'm hoping to get back up to easy 5Ks before Thanksgiving. I sweat if I walk a mile, but the heat and humidity might have something to do with that. Also, I think I'm losing muscle mass, and I'm not used to that! Must. Have. Muscles. So, I'll add that fitness goal, too. Get my own muscles.
Career: Since I don't foresee myself returning to the world of network engineering or computer programming, I am focusing on writing. My goal is to write or brainstorm daily. I have so much dancing around my noggin that it needs to come out...and maybe that will mean income. Surely someone will pay to see what's in my noggin!
|These books are so awesome!|
Creativity: I have always loved drawing, painting, creating... I love when Groupon and LivingSocial offer creative stuff. My goal in this area is to spend at least two hours a week on creativity. I'm hoping to take some classes at a local art school, so improvement will be guided. Don't worry: I'll take pictures, even if it's an embarrassing form of creativity. 'Draw a picture of you sneezing!' No dainty sneezes here, people.
|^^ Not me ^^|
I won't overdo it because that usually means failure...so there's my list.
What are your goals? You don't have to tell me specifics, but you do have to tell yourself!
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