This will be a bit of a work in progress so I plan to keep it open for the time being but here goes, the big strategy for 2010!
To Do Something Interesting: Inspired by a Zen Habits post called Do Interesting Things I want to do at least one thing that is noteworthy or interesting this year. Something where I can say “Yes I did that! “. I find I’m in constant contact with so many interesting people but when it comes to sharing my story I feel boring and ordinary. I want to find a hobby or even just a one time activity that can have a story about it. ( If you have any ideas what this could be feel free to post in the comments or let me know!)
Live More the The Moment: Looking back on the past decade I unfortunately saw a pattern that needs to stop. I found that instead of pursuing things that I wanted to do, I let barriers or challenges get in the way and told myself as soon as these are out of the way I can do it. Problem with this frame of thought is that it then never happens because there is always something that will get in the way.
@mynameisguygal told me something recently that stuck with me ”You can never find time, you can only make it.” and its very true. There will always be a barrier or situation in life that will prevent you from doing something. Instead you have to make the situation yourself that will make your plans work! The goal will be to create a habit out of this. Instead of postponing and saying it has to happen later I need to just go ahead and do it!
Define the “kevrichard” brand: Not in a business or selling sense but in a life sense. Being in school and being part of a military family made things very structured and planned. This goal fits with my goal of living more in the moment as with focusing on school and being prepared for the next move I put a lot of things off and didn’t take much time in developing myself as a person.
Being free of all of that, its now time to determine what makes me tick! Am I a foodie? Am I into extreme sports? Or am I a culture explorer? Unlike the rest of my goals for this year this will be a longer term process. ‘Discovering yourself’ isn’t an overnight process its going to be a lot of trial and error but it will also be an exciting process!
AND the returning resolution…. Become more healthy! : This didn’t happen as well as I would have liked last year. For the first half it just didn’t happen with early mornings and late nights of working hard in school while also pursuing events that made this learning even more concrete. And then the second half it just fell to the side in my attempts in settling my life post graduation.
So the goal this year is to get it done. Luckily (or unluckily) I’m being pushed on a diet for the time being and I’m going to try a more communal approach in being an active participant of the Reddit Health Project and Reddit Fitness (yes I’m a huge fanboy) . I’m hoping by doing this along with other that my motivation will keep up and I’ll feel guilty if I begin to fall behind.
As I stated in my last post my big goal is to get to get myself to 160 pounds of lean mass ( Update on this to come in the summer!)
Well there is my strategy for 2010! This year is going to be pretty big, especially as its a start to a new decade. I hope to you and your family ( and really everyone else!) this year is a great one!
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