Awhile ago I created a 101 list. It was a listing of 101 things that I wanted to accomplish in 1001 days. I still have the list and have completed a number of things off the list, but damn if I am am anywhere close to finishing things on it!
While the idea of a 101 list is a great idea, I think 1001 days might be a little to long of a time frame to accomplish things. “Oh, I have time, I have time”, “I can start that later”. Then of course I jam packed the list with some pretty crazy expectations. “Replace soda with water”… what the hell was I thinking? I LOVE soda!
I also set some really outrageous monetary goals. Looking back on it now, those were some pretty awesome pipe dreams. Looking back over the list, I do regret not starting or even trying to accomplish some of them. Come on, who wouldn’t want to see up Lady Liberties Dress?
So a New Year, a new list. Call it a new year’s resolution, call it what you want. I call it my expectations of 2011 in my personal life. So here we go, time to keep things realistic and something to be proud of on December 31, 2011.
- Less time in front of the TV and a more focused mind on life and work.
- Take better care of myself. ie: doctors, dentist and general mind set.
- Put into action some of these crazy awesome ideas I have floating around.
- Explore new technologies and hobbies.
These all sound really generalized goals to you. To me, they mean so much more. There is a bit of interpretation needed in some, but as the year progresses, I’ll be sure to explain each one as it comes off the list. For now, the list will be a sort of living document that will hopefully be expanded on during this first month of 2011. We’ll see how things go.
For now, make 2011 a Happy, Prosperous and Bright New Year!