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I already posted my Third 52 goals, but I want to follow up with a recap from the Second 52. Hopefully I can look for some trends and patterns to find better ways to meet my goals going forward. For each goal, I’ll list the initial goal and then the results. Career Coding I built a habit of coding an hour a day, four days a week. Fail Before deciding to   Read More ...

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Thus far in 2015 I did a poor job of outlining my goals for the First and Second 52. This time, I am changing my ways and publishing my goals before it starts. Wowza! 3 Word review: Kingdom, Creation, Confidence Before I outline my goals for the Third 52, I want to take a few moments to reflect on my 3 words for 2015. Kingdom – Everything I do should be for   Read More ...

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Over the past few years I developed a bad habit I didn’t even realize I had until just recently. It affected almost every area of my life for the poorer. Now that I see it, I can’t believe I hadn’t noticed it sooner and am a little sad at the lost time because of it. What was it? Short-term thinking. I think I started down the road of this habit   Read More ...

GTD and Lifehacks

James Clear recently sent out his his goal setting newsletter where he discussed the importance of setting identity-based goals and how these are easier to stick than action-oriented goals. “The key to building lasting habits is focusing on creating a new identity first. Your current behaviors are simply a reflection of your current identity.” Podcaster Sean McCabe (@seanwes) has talked about setting big audacious goals and how you need to   Read More ...

GTD and Lifehacks

February 22 marked the 52nd day of the year and the end of the first 52-day goal period. I never did get around to writing a post listing out my goals for the First 52, so this summary will have to suffice in its stead. I thought, prior to this review, that I did a fair job of accomplishing my goals, but I see now I could have done a   Read More ...

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 History Paul Allen says he’s discovered long-lost Japanese battleship It’s cool when billionaires use their resources for the betterment of history. Miscellaneous  This Woman Flew an F-35 Simulator with Her Mind – whoa. The future! Movies How to Make a Cohesive (and Compelling) Alien Cinematic Universe Aliens is my favorite movie of all, and the Alien and Predator universes are both fascinating. With a new movie in the works, this is a great summary of   Read More ...

Link Roundup

Here are a few interesting links I came across in the last week (or so): Restoring the Old Way of Warming: Heating People, not Places – I wish my son, who loves to wear shorts and no shirt in the middle of winter and complains about it being cold, would read this. How to Grow a Forest Really, Really Fast – This is the lean methodology applied to reforestation. I   Read More ...

Link Roundup

When I decided to set my 2015 goals, I borrowed a core list of seven areas from Jon Acuff’s no longer available blog post: Why I quit New Years Resolutions Another thing I borrowed from Jon was a 52-day goal setting period. He said: I’m going to: 1. Pick a goal or two in each of the 7 areas of life. (e.g. Physical = Working out 4 days a week.) 2.   Read More ...

Groundhog Day Resolutions GTD and Lifehacks

In Getting Things Done by David Allen, he recommends the occasional review of the high level priorities in your life. Mr. Allen uses altitude as a metaphor, where the Runway is your current list of actions and the 50,000-foot view is your goals for life. I’ve created my own hierarchy that looks like this: I look at this year as the longest timeframe. I have a general wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey feel   Read More ...

Groundhog Day Resolutions