CLUE 1: “went to short dogs house, they was watching Yo MTV RAPS” Yo MTV RAPS first aired: Aug 6th 1988 CLUE 2: Ice Cubes single “today was a good day” released on: Feb 23 1993 CLUE 3: ”The Lakers beat the Super Sonics” Dates between Yo MTV Raps air date AUGUST 6 1988 and the release…
Last years version of this didn’t turn out so well with a 47% success rate but I’m going to give it another go and see if I can’t improve on that a bit this time around. So without further ado, here we go!
Things That Will Happen This Year
3 Weddings, 2 of which will require some fun travelling!
Things that probably will not happen, but I hope they do: (1/5 - 20%)
Go to Alaska via boat. I have been to 49 of the 50 states and Alaska is my last one. My Father-in-law runs charters up to and from Alaska every once in a while on his boat. I have placed my name in the deckhand hat so fingers crossed that he gets a charter this summer. » I did it! Alaska! Bears!
Travel internationally. Related to the previous entry, I have never been to a foreign country (Canada doesn’t count). » Swing, and a miss.
Similar to last year, I’m going to do another year in review for 2011. I like lists and I like them even more when they are grouped so the format will be the same as 2010. Everyone ready? Let’s do this:
How to Have the Best Year or Your Life (http://zenhabits.net/)
Instead of Goals
There is an alternative to setting goals that will bring you closer to the life you want. Focus on a few practices you can enjoy doing on a regular basis. The trick here is consistency. These four helped me:
Get up early. When the world wakes up, distractions abound. If you are going to focus on creating a new life for yourself, you’ll need to find the time. The best way to do this is to work while others are sleeping. At first, I didn’t like waking up before the sun, but eventually my body adjusted and I began looking forward to the solitude.
Over-commit. The adage “under-promise and over-deliver” is a farce. It only propagates the status quo. Real difference-makers push boundaries. They test, prod, and poke until something gives. You can do this, too, by saying “yes” to more things than you’re comfortable with. Learn to stretch yourself. You might be surprised by what you’re actually capable of. Your confidence will grow, too.
Talk to strangers. Relationships are what make the world go round. This is true for your career, personal well-being, and inner life. When you meet new people, you make connections that can lead to all kinds of future breakthroughs. Even when it’s uncomfortable, reach out and introduce yourself to new people. The worst they can say is “no.” Fortunately, many won’t.
Practice generosity. Give away your time, money, services, and ideas. When you do this, you will get a lot more than you give. People will learn to trust you, and if you really help them, they will tell others about you. This will build your reputation, and you will have more friends than you know what to do with. And as the saying goes, what goes around really does come around.
After a year of doing these things, I ended up with a life I couldn’t have imagined or planned for. And I had a blast doing it. So I’m going to do it all over again, without setting a single goal.
I couldn’t agree with this more. I followed this outline the past year and feel incredibly better both personally and professionally. source