Physical: Complete P90X
Physical: Get a new job
Spiritual: Earn Commissioner's Key
Mental: Learn Greek
Social: Quarterly Dates
These were based on the four needs as described by Stephen Covey in First Things First. I was pressed for time and I hadn't (still haven't) finished reading the book before I need to decide on some resolutions for the new year.
Now I have read further and I see that I could have (probably should have) goals for each role I play in my life. So far I've identified my roles as:
- Family man (father, son, brother and husband)
Anyway, writer is sitting there without a goal. The other one without a goal is musician, but 2011 was really the year I concentrated all my spare time on my Uke and I think I need to back off that this year.
What will I make my writing goal? Should I make a writing goal, or will that just be too many things to try to work on?
In a way I look at anything I do and try to weigh how I spend my time against my goals and who I want to be (my roles). Five things competing for my time is already stretching things. How would I fit it in?
I feel like I need to fit it in or abandon it altogether, but my mental health somewhat relies on it. I find myself pining for it and without a VERY strong goal that can guiltlessly preempt other activities I can't focus. I haven't really written anything in a long time, probably over a year.
I guess I need to make at least this one goal, right here and right now. I need to finish "Nightmares of Katrina" this month, no matter what else suffers.