Posts Tagged “goals”

How to Fail in the New Year

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How to Fail in the New Year

December 31st, .  How did I fail again this year? Hmmm.  Let me think…   Day 1 – I wrote a long list of goals. Day 2 – I created the perfect plan. Day 3 – I prepped all my meals. Day 4 – I tried that new class. Day 5 – I called that…

Why shouldn’t you ‘Follow Your Passion’?

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Why shouldn’t you ‘Follow Your Passion’?

Introduction I had the opportunity to speak to 8th – 12th graders about careers and life last month at Master Charter’s Career Day and Upper Darby High’s Java Programming class.  I wasn’t sure the young men and women in the classes were paying attention until I saw the pictures.       We talked about…

Journey Through the CrossFit Open Competition (Week 3, Week 4, Week 5)

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Journey Through the CrossFit Open Competition (Week 3, Week 4, Week 5)

Note – If you haven’t read the previous post, you will not have the full context, so you may want to check it out.  Then again, this is a long post, so you may want to dive right in. Week 3 13.3 was announced to be a repeat of 12.4, meaning that the 4th workout…

My 1st Black Belt Test

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My 1st Black Belt Test

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden   Lifting heavy weights my skinny, teenage arms gave out and a 40 pound dumbbell dropped itself full force onto the tip of my right thumb.  The now numb nail would be black for the next 6 months from…

Distance Yourself

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Distance Yourself

I read a great article a few weeks ago that I’d like to simplify.  You can read the article first or read the condensed version below. The concept the article relates is “psychological distance”.  To understand this idea, you need to step outside yourself mentally.  Change your person, space, or time by imagining yourself living:…

Changing Direction

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Changing Direction

52 blogs entries. 1 per week for a year. That was the goal. It sounded intimidating when I started at the beginning of 2012. After 6 months and 27 posts, it no longer seems daunting. More importantly, it’s not very challenging – just time consuming. I don’t mind spending the time on practicing writing, but…

Resolve 2012 – Franklin, Writing, and Deliberate Practice

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Resolve 2012 – Franklin, Writing, and Deliberate Practice

Resolutions are the laughing-stock of the goal setting community. No one adheres to resolutions. That’s why this year I’m resolving to write fifty-two blog entries – one each week. Resolve is defined on dictionary.com as “to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something)”. I believe in resolving all the time. I constantly set goals, but I do recognize that the end…

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