Thursday, August 27, 2009

trying to come to terms with goals.

i have written about this before. i get overwhelmed by goals. i make them. they are always too large (like, for example, the amount of weight i want to lose). i make spreadsheets. i update them as often as possible and meditate on the empty spaces. i get extremely discouraged by my performance. if i think about it long enough, it devolves into becoming extremely discouraged by my late bloomer status. it IS too late to catch up.

i don't do well with mini-goals (5 pounds? please.)

because in my mind, a little bit of progress is just not good enough.

for me.

yet, if one of my friends loses half a pound, i will jump up and down with glee and tell her to keep up the good work.

today i had a thought. since i fail at goals, and i also fail at mini goals, what can i do to make sure i don't turn out to be a loser?

i'm thinking it's time to switch to principles. know what i believe, and try to do the right thing every day. a bit nebulous, huh?

i'm still ironing out the details.