In my last post I talked about getting “My Act” together. “My Act” – otherwise known as “the shit I need to get together” – consists of the following elements that I intend to improve upon:
- My finances
- My weight
- My house
- My career
- My hobbies
- My attitude
Next is a brief synopsis of what I believe is amiss in each of these sectors:
- My finances: I have a lot, and I don’t want it any longer
- My weight: I have a lot, and I don’t want it any longer
- My house: I have a house, and I’m not sure if I want it any longer
- My career: Need more bank, bro!
- My hobbies: Got stuff I like to do and want to learn more
- My attitude: Always room for improvement in this area
That was pretty easy. Now comes the tougher part: setting goals in each of these areas
- My finances: I want to be debt free and I want to be able to retire someday
- My weight: Stop the roller coaster; I want to get off. I need to find a weight where I’m happy, healthy, and that I can maintain
- My house: To improve my living space by reducing my clutter and possibly moving
- My career: I want to advance in my career so I can live the life I want which actually involves retiring someday
- My hobbies: I want to learn new things and possibly make money doing them
- My attitude: To banish negativity and self-doubt messages!
That was a little harder and kind of vague for now. Definitely not SMART goals. Goal setting is incredibly difficult for me, because I fear committing myself to something I may not be able to achieve. I hate failing. But what I need to keep in mind is that goals can be revised. They can be altered to account for unforeseen circumstances. They can also be made loftier in the event that they are too easy. But most of all I need to get my ass moving on getting some shit accomplished.
How do I envision a blog helping me with all of this?
- This blog is my pensieve. My fellow Harry Potter fans will know what I’m talking about. For the rest of you, a pensieve is a magical container to hold memories in order to review them later. My brain gets so clogged up with my thoughts that I sometimes need to release them in order to continue to function. In the past, I’ve been able to clarify my thoughts by making lists or keeping journals. Now I’m going to start doing it here.
- If I write my goals publicly, I will be more likely to work on them (maybe, or I will have found a new way to feed my procrastination jones).
- I’m not gonna lie, I’m monetizing this site. I’ve set up blogs before, but never one that I intended to make money. This will be a learning experience for me, and I intend to show you how so you can learn from my success (and most likely my mistakes, too).
What are some of the things you would like to improve upon in your own life?