I’m not very good at coming up with goals. Well, that’s not completely accurate. I’m great at thinking about long term goals: make an Olympic team, become a bestselling novelist, have a successful blog (depending on your definition of success, already achieved), get out of retail…
But, when it comes to actually attempting to achieve these goals, I mostly know where to start, but don’t have a goal progression to accurately track my achievements.
So, I think today, I’ll list out a few goals for myself. The question is, where to start?
My brother would have me start by emptying the dishwasher; but let’s face it, that’s not going to happen (they really need to invent a self-unloading dishwater [but not one that will throw your plates and silverware across the kitchen]).
I think I should start with a few easy to achieve goals and work toward progressing into harder challenges.
1. Peel a clementine and keep the rind intact. Work up to an orange.
3. Watch my favorite TV shows. Work up to DVRing them or owning the complete series.
D. Shovel snow (thanks to Al Gore, this one’s easy).
F. Read a bookmark. Work up to reading a magazine, then a chapter of a book, then a book.
6. Shower. Don’t really know how to improve this one…maybe improve my speed without sacrificing hygiene?
7. Listen to one person (without judging them?). Work up to two, then three.
Eventually, I hope to be able to stomach listening to multiple people a day.
8. Don’t use the middle finger while driving (admittedly, this one’s going to be tough. However, with enough yelled profanities, I might be able to do it). Work up to not using the horn either. Final goal: stop swearing at other drivers (may need to move a private island or stop driving).
9. Lift something heavy-ish. Work up to an actual weightlifting weight, i.e. a barbell or a straight bar.