Category: Goal Progress

  • Resolutions 2012

    The reading list went pretty well last year. The only problem is it made me buy a bunch of books. Inventorying my books (thanks to the Goodreads app) made me aware I own a ton of books I ought to read. So this years goals are books I already have. Reading goals: Complete unfinished novel […]

  • 2011 Resolution List

    For 2011 I had three reading goals: Complete unfinished novel series. DONE - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) - Rowling, J.K. DONE - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) - Rowling, J.K. DONE - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) - Rowling, J.K. DONE - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) - Rowling, […]

  • Resolutions 2011 DONE

    Today is the 365th day of the year, so at the end, here is an update on my resolution progress. Complete unfinished novel series. At the previous update, I reported finishing the all the series on the list and adding a few more series. These additions are also done. Complete the first 25 of the BBC The […]

  • Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

    Another I cannot believe I did not blog this. The book was really good. Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons […]

  • 3/4 Done?

    Today is the 273rd day of the year, so at the three-quarters point, here is an update on my resolution progress. Complete unfinished novel series. The Harry Potter series was finished at the first-quarter update. The Sword of Truth series  was finished at the half update. The Ender series is now done. That is all thirteen books from […]

  • TED Talk: Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

    I read quite a bit. Not having a spouse, children, or real adult responsibilities, I have much free time to spend. Reading is a preferred way of spending that time. My goals probably are better described as self-challenges to stretch my reading in new ways. Perhaps it is more like a 5K race winner deciding to […]

  • Goal Progress

    Yesterday was the 182nd day of the year, so at the halfway point, here is an update on my resolution progress. Complete unfinished novel series. I finished the Harry Potter series at the first update. The Sword of Truth series is now done. I have most of the Ender’s series books, so I am working on […]

  • Resolved

    Yesterday was the 100th day of the year, so I figured I would figure out my progress with those pesky resolutions. Complete unfinished novel series. I finished the Harry Potter series. I am simultaneously working on the Sword of Truth and Ender series. The Shadow Rising was such an awful book I gave up on […]

  • 2011 Resolutions

    My resolutions for 2010 involved a lot of reading, improving my cooking repertoire, improving my photography repertoire, and having fun in the present. In goal accounting for 2010, 2 were successful and 2 not. Except for the reading goal, the other three were well outside my comfort zone.  I forgot my statement for the resolutions in 2009. […]

  • Goal accounting

    Here is the progress made on my 2010 New Year’s Resolutions. Read 12,000 pages. At last count, I was on track to succeed with this one. Learn to cook 20 new dishes. FAILED. Made only 10. Participate in Project 365. FAILED. I made it to February before I gave up on it. Have fun now not later. SUCCESS. Went to […]