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January 29, 2010

Organizing Me

I'm trying to develop a plan that pushes me to be more aggressive in attaining my goals. And in order to do this I need to develop some habits that push myself and some way of measuring my success. So this week I have been hashing out some, daily, weekly and monthly goals that I should always accomplish. These goals are not easy, and are not something that I even think I will be able to accomplish everyday/week/month/etc but they are something to strive for and represent a goal that will produce a better version of myself. Specifically, what I lack is discipline and these tasks and goals will help me better develop the mental and physical discipline I need in order to complete my larger goals.

I'm also trying to learn from my previous mistakes. In all previous attempts, I usually did not hold myself accountable and did not remind myself of them often enough. I'm hoping to change this by having email reminders everyday of the goals and tasks I need to accomplish. I'm trying to build in safeguards that remind me of what to do. Kind of like having a virtual boss. The goal for this is to find a way to better manage myself and develop a better model of how I work.

Here's a list of my weekly, monthly and daily goals.

  • Talk to Holley for at least 30 min.
  • Draw one graphic per day for documentation
  • Write a blog post
  • Write 50 lines of source code or draw one page of schematics
  • Write one page of research oriented documentation
  • Drink at least one beer
  • Create a new test for on of my projects
  • Get others to do something for me
  • Only be absent from class one time
  • Talk to at least one technology company
  • Do something fun... and blog about it.
  • Keep finances up to date.
  • Learn a new library or computer language.
It's a very strange set of goals. I wish I could tie them together into some hierarchical strategy but I cant. They are not uniform in importance, or commonality. Instead they represent things I think I need to do in order to be successful. Anyways that's all for today, I'll see you tomorrow Internet.

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