Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Category: Goal Progress

  • Resolution Progress 2012: End

    Today is the last day of the year, so where am I with those 2012 goals? Reading goals should be at 100%: Complete unfinished novel series. 23.1 of 28 done or 82.5%. So I missed. American History and Decision Making. 10 of 10 done or 100%. So done. Science. 13 of 13 done or 100%. So done. Read 50 books. I have read…

  • Resolution Progress 2012: Third Quarter

    Today is the 274th day or third-quarter of the year, so where am I with those goals? Reading goals should be at 75%: Complete unfinished novel series. 21.6 of 28 done or 77%. So slightly ahead. American History and Decision Making. 7.5 of 10 done or 75%. Should be 7.5. Science. 10 of 13 done or 76%. So slightly ahead.…

  • Resolution Progress 2012: First Quarter

    Today is the end of the third month, so where am I with those goals? Reading goals: Complete unfinished novel series. 7 of 24 done. That is 29%. I should be at 25%. So I am a little ahead. American History and Decision Making. 2 of 9 done. That is 22%. So a behind 25%. (A quarter…

  • 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…