What Have YOU Always Wanted to Do?

  • How many times have you seen someone playing the guitar or piano and said, "I've always wanted to play the piano?"
  • How many times have you thought, "I should read through the Bible," or "I should watch the sun rise more often?"
  • How many times have you thought, "I should really keep in touch with Aunt Ruby?"

  • I think those thoughts often. So when I saw the concept of 101 in 1,001, I was intrigued. Yeah, I have to admit it--I'm a list-maker. I make lists about what I want to buy at the grocery store, what I want to get accomplished before a big event, or what I want to name my next child. Lists are--well, they make me feel like I'm prepared, and as I mark off each item, they make me feel like I've accomplished something. So, I've decided to make my list of 101 things that I want to accomplish within the next 1,001 days.

    So...what have YOU always wanted to do?

    What Is 101 in 1001?

    I recently read about a project where you make a list of specific goals and give yourself a specific time to complete those goals. the idea, as well as the person's list that I read, was very inspiring. I decided to make a list of my own...

    And I have to complete my list.

    Thursday, September 29, 2005

    Making Headway

    While I haven't posted on this blog regularly, it doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about it. I'm still actively pursuing my goals and can see that I'm gaining ground on some areas and finding that others are so difficult to achieve.

    I'm reminded of Benjamin Franklin, I think it was, who made a list of areas over which he wanted to achieve victory; he found that he would overcome one vice, move on to the next challenge, and then lose ground on the one he thought he'd overcome. This is how I feel. I had overcome drinking soft drinks and eating fast food, and now that life has become busy, I find myself slipping back into those old habits again. The one-time accomplishments are wonderful, but, boy, those lifelong habits are so difficult to break!