Life is what you make of it. The old saying that life is 10% what happens and 90% what you do about it is spot on. I’ve always thought of myself as a glass-half-full kind of person, but I need to do better. In order to implement all of the self-improvement plans I’ve blogged about this week, I need to change my ways of thinking. I’ve got to set my sights high and reach for what now looks impossible. A little confidence and positive attitude goes a long way, and combined with prayer, God will reveal in my life exactly what I’m supposed to do and what path I’m supposed to take. Everything that’s meant to be will work out in the end.
Plain and simple, here’s what the summer has in store for me, if all goes as planned. By the time I head back to school in late August, here’s what I wanna do to change myself and enrich my life (in no particular sequence or order).
I’ll be on vacation this coming Thursday through the Thursday after in the Outer Banks. While I will have wi-fi, I’m gonna try not to spend much of any time with technology because, quite frankly, I need a break from it. I’m going to write myself silly in the next few days and post-date more in-depth entries on the topics below, to show up while I’m gone, one for each goal below, and for each day I’m gone.
- Lose ten pounds (This is roughly what I’ve gained over the past year; probably more, but it’s a start)
- Get out of my comfort zone (This may mean selling ads for my web business, public speaking, or doing some acting at church in video productions)
- Read two books (Hey, I got my library card renewed; that’s a start, right?)
- Meet some new people (Can’t go wrong with this)
- Finish Downtown Short Pump (I’m well on my way, I just need to sell some advertising!)
- Change my ways of thinking (Attitude, etc.)
- Be more authentic (We all have room to improve on this one)
- Stop trying to please everybody and just live my life (I take on way too many projects and consequently never finish any of them)
It’s going to be an interesting eight days of reading. I’m on the verge of transforming my life into what I’ve always wanted it to be. I’ve felt it for a while, and now I have a plan of action. Sure, it says “Summer Goals,” but really this is what I want to accomplish by year’s end. You could say that 2008 is my year of self-improvement, and 2009 will be the result of this year’s work and reap the benefits.