It is not enough to set goals. There has to be a system of checks and balances. I have been missing this system for a while. There hasn’t been a system, besides my mind, (which can be highly unreliable) where I can keep and hold my self accountable. So, todays post is about how I am going to do what I set out to do. Don’t get my wrong, I have been pretty successful so far in accomplish some of the goals on my list, but I know there is a much more efficient and practical way. So lets take all the luck out of the equation. My knee injury really got me thinking the past few days. Things aren’t going to be harder, they are just going to be different. Remember those goals I wrote a while back? Let’s revisit them.
1. I finish all my work before I play
– I have started to reuse my daily planner. For a while I was using task lists, other calendars, and to be honest, I really was just all over the place. So, first on the agenda is my daily planner and putting all my work due, extra work that needs to be done, tests, things I need to accomplish for work, and important dates in there. Then, on the right hand side, I will write all relevant notes to that day in a prioritized manner. Secondly, I am writing out my goals every morning for life and my goals for that day. I think that this will keep me focused and my subconscious will begin working on the things I am committed to.
2. I am a 4.0 Student
– I was so close last quarter. I was a couple points off. However, it is time to really get my stuff together. So how am I going to active this goal? Well, I am half way through the quarter and I know what to expect and how to achieve in my classes. So I wrote up a one page piece for each of my teachers of how I am going to meet and exceed the expectations asked of me in their class. I have set up office hours times and weekly check ins to make sure I am doing what I need to in order to perform at the highest level. I know this is extra work, but in the end, it will make all the difference in the world. I will get a 4.0 this quarter, knee surgery or not.
3. I eat incredibly clean and healthy
– I just threw out all the bad food in the fridge. I also created a lifting & food log. Lastly, I have precooked my meals so I know exactly what to eat and how much. I do not want any more negative energy inside of me regarding food. I know that I have the ability to kick ass in the nutrition region and I will. Choice. That is all it comes down to. I have the power and the ability to choose.
4. I write every day
– Sometimes I feel that I have to write a certain length. Well, I just threw that story out. I am going to write here every day and I have delegated 1-2pm where I will post in my blog every day. I do have class on MWF so I will be posting at noon. This is going to help me because I have delegated a specific time where I can sit down and do what I need to do.
5. I am wealthy
– Saving 20% while I can, Churchill Visions, work, and writing.
6. I read / listen to books for 30 minutes every day
– I have audiobooks in my car, I read in the bath while soaking my leg, and I listen to books in the gym alongside my music. I spend a lot of time during my day where I could be throwing in some time to listen and read motivational books. I love listening to Ted.com talks, speeches, and other things like this. I know that this investment of time will pay off in the long run.
7. I am a loving, caring, amazing friend
– I am keeping this one close to the heart. But I know how to do this.
8. I am a leader
– Especially during my knee surgery, I am going to have to be able to lead the volunteers for the Iron Broncos. There are many other areas in my life where I am going to have to step up more as a leader, and I am ready for that. I can hear the calling and I am going to answer it with passion. There are a few things I truly know about myself, and one of them is that I know how to make the ranks rise and get fired up! I will lead.
9. I do everything fast, on time, and with great diligence
– I will turn off all distractions when I am working. I will not stop working on the project I am focused on until I am done. Studies have shown that what truly makes a genius is their ability to fully focus on one thing and one thing only. I am no genius, but I can learn from one.
10. I have a ripped 8 pack
– Every single morning, I am working on my abs for 15 minutes. I have a plan. And I cannot finish the day without having done ab work. So, I will fight laziness with the most energy, and that is in the morning. 15 minutes of hard ab work a morning. When I have surgery, this is going to be one of the only things I will be able to do for a little while. However, I will stick with it.
These are the things I am. Since I am proclaiming to be a man of integrity, I shall become my declarations. I am incredibly fired up about this. I know that my willpower will deplete throughout the day, however, I will fight that with a midday nap and all of the motivational videos and links I have in my youtube bank. I know that I can achieve what I set out to do, but I also know that I have to fight the parasites in my life with a smarter version of me.
Go get em.