Sunday, January 29, 2012

Weekly Goals (Jan 29 - Feb 4) & Update

This weeks goals:
After reflecting on last week, I see that I've accomplished some of the bigger things on my list.  Even though everything didn't get done, I'm still moving forward.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekly Goals (Jan 22-28) & Update

This past week I've been sick.  This has prevented a lot of work from getting done and so now it's time to play catch up!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Weekly Goals (Jan 8-14)

I think most people have trouble working towards long term goals because they don't know how to take the next step towards their goals.  That's why I think it's important to break down goals to a more imaginable timeframe.  I like weekly goals because it allows enough time for flexibility (unknowns come up, and we need to adjust) while still being a coherent and measurable chunk of time (10 days for instance doesn't have the same sense of finality).  If I pick a longer amount of time, like a month, I find that the end date is far enough away that it's easy to procrastinate.  I find it much harder to ignore the impending deadline of the coming weekend.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Goal #1: The Blog

I'm interested in creating this blog for the following reasons:
  • I'd like to keep a record of the ups and downs we go through as we work towards our goals, whatever those goals may be.  We're all human and, at times, it seems almost impossible to get where we want to go.  Working through those difficulties is an important of setting and having goals and I would like to keep track of what persistence looks like as we work towards them.
  • I want more accountability.  Just writing down goals make them harder to walk away from.  Through a blog you can make those goals public, adding to your accountability.  To this end I have created a goals page where I've listed some of my biggest goals.
  • I want to help other people achieve their goals.  I think it's a lot easier to listen to another person telling you what you need to do to achieve something when you can see they know what they're talking about.  In this situation, I think that means showing my own struggles with sticking to goals, and how I work past them.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Baby steps...

One of the things people always say is that it's the small steps in the right direction that eventually get you to where you want to go.  That's true for everything from learning how to play an instrument to getting in shape to learning how to control your finances to learning a language.  Each one of these things can only happen with time, practice and most importantly persistence.

While I haven't achieved all my goals, I'd like to open up the discussion about how to work towards achieving them.