How I Am Going to Do It

 

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.

 

 

Evan

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  • rawchefandrea
    February 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I really enjoy reading your blog….and then I click on it in my email to leave you a comment and REALLY enjoy reading it along with the pictures! Keep it up, you’re awesome!

  • ellie mack
    February 13, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Great blog! I’m not a dude, but I enjoy reading your blog. I wish that more men would get a spark of integrity! Keep at your plan, it will pay off! Don’t quit!!

  • thelittleacorn
    February 13, 2012 at 7:10 am

    What a great motivational post! This is my first comment and I just want to say that I enjoy reading your blog. I think I need to take a page from your book and revisit my goals. I have been going about them haphazardly and I need to set some structure. Keep up the great work!

  • rheath40
    February 13, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Evan,

    I love your blog. It is very inspiring. I have gone through a huge body transformation in the last year. Your post will help keep me on task. I hope you don’t mind if I swipe your warrior quote. I feel like I am one now. I have not won the war yet but with every battle won I get closer to victory every day!

  • fraserda46
    February 13, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Keep up the positive attitude and affirmations. This is an area where I have been learning and teaching for years in both my business and ministry. Keep your focus on a relationship also with God so you can receive a supernatural input and move as He will show you plans and revelations which you can’t get from any other source. Consider a daily reading program in the Book of Proverbs…there are 30 and you could read one each day. You will find a depth of knowledge from these scriptures that are the reality of today. The Prophet Jeremiah simply declared much about seeking knowledge and in his seeking God told him this: “Thus says the Lord Who made (the earth and all that is upon it), the Lord Who formed it to establish it__the Lord is His name: Call to Me and I WILL answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand). As I posted on my website (www.limitlessforlife.net) earlier this week: It’s your choice. Keep moving in the direction you are and continue to share your journey.

  • FiftyTwo after 52
    February 13, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Excellent blog. It’s great to see someone putting themselves out their as an inspiration to others. I’m sure there are many drawn to your message and it’s great to see someone be as motivated while at the same time, being open and vulnerable to others to see the challenge. I’ll be looking forward to more of your posts. Thanks!

  • p0cahontas
    February 13, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I love the don’t quit you are already in pain image. I may steal that for one of my post work out blogs this week : )

  • Trey Ramsey
    February 13, 2012 at 11:25 am

    “We look beyond the walls of our day-to-day existence, and we hear the sound of lances breaking, we smell the dust and the sweat, and we see the great defeats and the fire in the eyes of the warriors. But we never see the delight, the immense delight in the hearts of those who are engaged in the battle. For them, neither victory nor defeat is important; what’s important is only that they are fighting the Good Fight.” Paul Coehlo

    Excellent post! Get up and begin the fight anew each day… for I have found that in my life, it is from the joy of battle alone that purpose is born.

  • MsDiyahJ
    February 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Great post, such inspirational! I really enjoyed reading it, just the motivation I needed for my self! Looking forward to read more!

  • Caitlin
    February 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    First, I wanted to say thank you for following my blog!
    Second, I wanted to tell you how wonderful it is to see someone put their goals as reality. It’s very inspiring- I admire what you are doing and look forward to reading about your journey!
    Keep it up!

  • Alison F. Oatis
    August 15, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    You certainly don’t have to be a Dude to be inspired by Evan, I believe he would agree.

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