Alright, it's the time of the year that everyone makes some form of list, or at least takes a mental note, of what he/she should accomplish in the next 365 days. I can tell you that I am horrible with New Year resolutions. I have enough battles in my head, each morning, negotiating getting up. That being said, I discovered two things last year:
- The concept of "one-step-at-a-time" – as long as I know there is a destination, I have enough mental focus to get there. Without a clear visual destination, I will procastinate.
- Gamers are persistence with goals and small tasks (well, good gamers at least, which I will bite your head off if you even remotely argue I am anything but a good gamer) – being a gamer for nearly 3 decades, I got the patient to do tasks that are even the most boring things as long as there is a visual reward at the end, even if it's as stupid as a congratulations message "you have earned the ultimate-finished-everything-in-the-game trophy" or a piece of paper with all the goals crossed out. Without that visual reward, I will procastinate.
So here it is, based on these two discoveries, it is better for me to at least have a list of things I want to accomplish. This list will be like a game for me, they are like "side-missions" and I know I'm good with those.
Now, I've posted the list here. Most of them are quite self-contained except for a few that require some conditions from others. I think it's a very realistic list in which it will challenge me on some level but not too far-fetch.
I am pretty eager to start crossing things out on this list actually. To start, I'm going to make this entry part of my 365 days of happiness entries... because... making goals make me happy(?!)... oh shush, I just made bunch of goals and wrote two posts in 24 hours, at least cut me a slack on finding another thing to be happy about!
... and the negotiation begins...