Each year I like to set goals. Normally I do it in October for some reason. I’ll take a day off work and go somewhere like a library in a nearby city, re-read Covey’s 7-Habits goal setting stuff and Tony Robbins goal chapter in Unlimited Power and write up a set of goals.
For some reason I never did that last year, but I’ve had some goals percolating in my head for the last few weeks. So on the second I started a blog post listing them. Mostly they were things I wanted to learn. Skills to acquire. My last post listed my goals for 2007.
Here’s the power part: Before I’d even finished the post I’d accomplished part of one of the goals, and now I’ve accomplished part of three of the goals.
I created the wiki, though I haven’t transfered from Voodoo pad. I find I’m moving more and more record keeping online, because I don’t carry a laptop with me any more. My mail is mostly webmail. My news reading is mostly on the web now, even though I really like NetNewsWire. So moving my notes and to dos from Voodoo Pad, a wiki application, to a real web wiki just makes sense. And it is a one-click install on Dreamhost.
I just got off the phone with a Dentist and made an appointment for the 16th at 8 AM.
Yesterday I also bought 2 FrontSight certificates off eBay to allow the Mrs and I to go. When I get them in the mail, I’ll contact FrontSight and hopefully book for the first weekend in February. Then I’ll make flight and hotel arrangements.
One problem I have with accomplishing my goals is reviewing them. I think I will put them on the front page of my wiki. And I’m going to post status at the beginning of each month to this blog. I just set up a reoccurring event in my iCal to send me an email the first of each month.