for 2012: my goals


here is my third post leading up to 2012. for your reading pleasure, you might check out the previous two: measure progress and find your themes.

i have found i am a guy who likes the in-between spaces. what i mean is, i don’t like being overly scheduled or rigid. i don’t like to-do lists that are prioritized with due dates. i don’t enjoy each day being meticulously planned out to the minute. i feel as though this rigidity stifles spontanaity and creativity.

at the same time, i don’t like having a completely blank page. i need some direction or the day (or year) will be wasted. i need a vision, even if it is not a map.

and so, my goals for 2012 are meant to be the vision. they give me the direction i need, without dictating to me every minute of every day. here they are:

  • i plan on paying off my van loan in 2012 (nearly $6,000).
  • i plan on posting regularly to this blog in 2012 (at least 3 times per week).
  • i plan on writing at least 24 poems in 2012 (at least 2 per month).
  • i plan on writing and publishing at least 4 articles in 2012 (at least 1 per quarter).
  • i plan on reading at least 3 leadership books in 2012.
  • i plan on intentionally “retreat-ing” for at least one day a month in 2012.
  • i plan on working out each day after my shift at my part-time job at the local community center (2 to 3 times per week).
  • i plan on “dating” each of my kids every month in 2012 (one kid every wednesday afternoon).
  • i plan on romantically and creatively pursuing my wife in 2012.

so, there you have it.

now it’s your turn to share. what are your goals for 2012?


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