2005-12-30, 9:43 a.m.
Day 495 Resolution Revolution
I am: Too reactive. Need to be: more proactive. So I will: Get off my butt, anticipate needs and changes. Run to lead, not to catch up.
I am: Too often late to work Need to be: On time more (duh!). So I will: Change my morning routine. Rather than get up, go to the gym, come home, do breakfast, shower/shave/etc, I will streamline the routine, eliminate the trip home and figure out where to fit in breakfast.
I am: Too critical of many things my wife does. Need to be: More accepting and less critical of things that don’t really matter. So I will: Offer more heartfelt compliments for the good things and learn to bite my tongue and not do the rolly eye trick that signals discontent for things that don’t really matter (no matter how illogical something may seem at the time).
I am: Too “me” centric when in conversations with other people. Need to be: More focused on the other persons needs, feelings. So I will: Ask questions of them, rather than offer comparisons to myself.
I am: Too dependant on CRTs for entertainment. I need to: Wean myself off the internet and TV. So I will: Read more, actually have conversations with the wife (see 4 & 5), try to be more efficient with my actual computer needs (logging workout & diet data mostly), heaven forbid – do more home improvement type projects. Pick specific TV shows to watch and not just channel surf.
I am: Living in a pig sty of an office at work. I need to: Clean it up (again with the ‘duh!’) So I will: Get old parts/assemblies to resource recovery, sort through trade journals & recycle crap I’ll never read. That will cover 90% of the mess.
I am: Too aggressive when driving. Need to be: Not in such a hurry to get someplace. So I will: Do nothing. Slow, stupid and inconsiderate drivers will just have to get the hell out of my way.
I am: Spending too much time reading journals/net surfing at work. I need to: cut it the heck out. So I will: Only open a browser when needed for work stuff and limit any journal reading/updating to lunch time.
I am: Still 20lbs heavier than I’d like to be. Need to: Actually weigh 180 – 185lbs. So I will: Continue my 2005 diet & exercise plan. It’s worked so far. Just need to reset the diet goals to lose about 1lb/week, not 2lbs.
I am: Curious about my actual BMI and overall fitness level. Need to: Schedule an assessment with the Y’s trainer. So I will: Do it. It’s been almost a year. I have the original data. This could be way cool.
I am: Likely to forget most of this stuff. Need to: Actually remember these things and try to work on them. So I will: Actually post copies of this at work where I can read it (but still keep it private), possibly share it with Cindy (maybe she’ll do the same)
I am: Running out of ideas to list here. I need to: Really get my butt to work. So I will: Do just that.
495 days down.
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