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New Year, new blog focus

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I’ve previously mentioned that I don’t make resolutions, but that I do set yearly goals. I set what I believe to be a few feasible, yet ambitious goals with a year timeline, and then plan to work toward them. Being an optimistic realist I find myself uncertain of how things will turn out in terms of achievement by the year’s end.

Inevitably, life happens. Priorities change to shift the timelines of these goals to “someday” after which point I proceed with the best of intentions, until I finally decide to reset those intentions to align with my actions. Ultimately, I’ve become more aware of the fact that someday is reserved for things that you may want to do, but has the distinction of  being not important enough for you to plan for or schedule now.

A failure to fully plan, is a full plan to fail.

What do you know? It’s a new year, and so, a perfect time to hit that reset (and follow/ subscribe) button!

What is Success?

I believe that success is measured in hindsight as an assessment of a series of goals that you’ve worked to achieve. Being an accomplished person means that you’ve gained the courage, discipline, and focus needed to consistently achieve your goals.

Ultimately, I’d like to spend more time in ways that will allow me to attain success and to help others do the same. It’s important to apply previously built momentum from prior successes to future goals and to acknowledge that it’s something rarely achieved alone. I need my courageous crew. Is that you?

What’s one goal that you want to achieve in 2016 and for which you could use some encouragement? Share it in a comment.

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Off to the races

Speaking of races, I need to start training for this Pasadena Rock N Roll Half Marathon soon or else I am going to be in a wild world of pain mid-February.

Update on my progress on the goals below:
1) I am doing the ‘post a week’ challenge for 2013 to keep my blog active and also to help consolidate a lot of things I share on other sites.
2) I spent time laughing this weekend. Memories may spill out here.
3) One book down and 26 to go! Are we connected on goodreads?
4) I’ve updated my avatar around the web to be a photo rather than a cartoon image of myself. Now you know I mean business!


End of an era

I believe that 2013 will be a brand new world for me.
2012 can be summed up in a few words:
Reading
Volunteering
Hiking
Tri-ing
Singing
Learning

But a few words doesn’t do it justice.

I don’t really do resolutions, but I will throw a few of my goals down.
1) 2012 was the year of reading. In 2013 I plan to write more, including real letters to people.
2) Laugh out loud more often.
3) Read more (27 books is the goal for 2013).
4) Take more photos. Speaking of more photos…

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What’s your most achievable goal? Happy New Year!


Goal for October: read a book!

Read a book in a week or less. Read at least two books this month.
That will be twice as many as I read last month.
It is an attainable goal.

This weekend I finally had a chance to replace my (stolen) library card from summer. All my cash was spent at the previous stop– wait for it– the cleaners, and this library doesn't take credit cards. I didn't have enough pocket change to pay for the new card, but the clerk said I could take my replacement card now and pay next time, which was a pleasant surprise.
I stopped at the reference desk and inquired if the book, Nickel and Dimed, was available. The library's two copies had already been checked out. An extra copy will be sent to the branch so I can check it out by next weekend. This works out nicely because I have another book (a YA novel) to read while I'm waiting. Also, I found out that they take magazine donations. I have a few dozen that would be better off donated than chucked into the recycle bin.

Goal for next month: write a book!

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