Attaining Goal Achievement

Admission: I have been MIA from my blog life for some time now

Reasoning: Personal (AKA I have too many thoughts for my own head and didn’t want to spill them out in a giant puddle of negativity.)

Ok, that is now a thing of the past. I am back in action!

Many people like to set goals at the start of the year, and lets face it. That rarely lasts for 12 months. That tends to happen for several reasons, but my general take on it is that we can not achieve our goals for 3 simple reasons

1. Overambitious- Biting off more than you can chew

2. A goal was set to have a goal, as opposed to wanting to actually achieve it.

3. External things get in the way or trump the set goal’s significance.

I have been the victim of this every year that I can remember, but think that I came up with a better idea. Starting this week I will follow this standard to the end of the year. This week’s are all about fitness, but you can apply it to anything (career, family, friends, connections etc.)

Two goals

Week goal (Ex. : This week I will run with at least 4 times)

Month goal (I will join at least one new club/group/ team before the end of October)

Things needed: Willpower, a small whiteboard, whiteboard marker, optimism, and an allegiance to yourself!

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More positivity to follow, go for a run or go do you!

-Danny

Run for Thought

I can write a list that will take you 2 hours to read going over all of the benefits of running and still not complete it (snore). Or I could just say that the positives of it are infinite (phew).

Today I used my run to think. I have a lot on my mind between job, lifestyle, location etc (yeah I’m the only one I know). I needed time to think some things through today, on my watch, and used my run to do so. It was probably my slowest run in about a year. BUT it was probably my favorite run in over a year.

I put my tunes on, went on the endlessly straight Iron Horse, and kept on keeping on. I probably looked like a freak to all those who were passing by because I like to close my eyes when I’m running for thought. But who cares (not this guy). Do you ever get so lost in your thoughts while running that you forget where you are? Maybe I’m just weird….

Anywho, I think that working out, or any passion that you have for that matter, is not just about the activity itself. Its about your thoughts, emotions, and peace of mind that all benefit after.

All for now!

Monotonless Me

24 and Networking like Crazy!

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I am all about productivity. If I am not working, I am exercising, cleaning, or hanging out with someone. My mind/ body may be restless, but I think that is an advantage that I have over most (cocky much).

This week I am looking to build my “network portfolio”, if you will. I have been meeting with miscellaneous introductions for the last few weeks, and have 2 more scheduled before the long weekend.

It is often preached to young adults my age that we should save now, and build our financial portfolio. While this IS VERY important, I think it is second to building a network portfolio. By this I mean meeting people who are not in your normal circle. Taking friends up on introductions and learning something new. You never know what thoughts will be sparked, further introductions will be made, or opportunities will be offered to you (can you tell I’m excited? )

I currently work for a small 3PL, went to college for Marketing, and now am looking to get into sales. Coincidence that I am scattered? No, I just love talking to people and hearing what they have to say. Tell me what you do, how you got there, what do you regret, what was the best decision you made. I love listening to all who will share! Brag all you want because it helps me learn, and learning is part of my pursuit of happiness.

24 and Networking like Crazy!

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I am all about productivity. If I am not working, I am exercising, cleaning, or hanging out with someone. My mind/ body may be restless, but I think that is an advantage that I have over most (cocky much).

This week I am looking to build my “network portfolio”, if you will. I have been meeting with miscellaneous introductions for the last few weeks, and have 2 more scheduled before the long weekend.

It is often preached to young adults my age that we should save now, and build our financial portfolio. While this IS VERY important, I think it is second to building a network portfolio. By this I mean meeting people who are not in your normal circle. Taking friends up on introductions and learning something new. You never know what thoughts will be sparked, further introductions will be made, or opportunities will be offered to you (can you tell I’m excited? )

I currently work for a small 3PL, went to college for Marketing, and now am looking to get into sales. Coincidence that I am scattered? No, I just love talking to people and hearing what they have to say. Tell me what you do, how you got there, what do you regret, what was the best decision you made. I love listening to all who will share! Brag all you want because it helps me learn, and learning is part of my pursuit of happiness.

Ode to 20 Something

This weekend was a rarity.

I felt like it needed to reconnect with my friends, so I went out on Friday. I am not really one to binge drink any more. Did my share in college, but have found my own path. I prefer the Saturday morning hike, and relaxing Sunday. This weekend was an ode to my old friends though. 

While it was fun on Friday, and I do not regret it, I do not want to do it again any time soon. The hangover and early morning craving for greasy food is unattractive. Going to make the best of it today though (cue positivity!)

Starting it off with a nice early morning dog walk, a healthy breakfast and some email catchup before a big week is much needed. I just read an article talking about the words mistakes that people in their 20s make (see here). Proudly, I do not hit any of these categories at 24, but it does not come easily. When all of my friends bat 0-14 on each of the 13 things, it is hard to not lose touch with them. I have redefined myself and am just waiting for everything to catch up. I can wait because I love who I am. Isn’t that all we can ask for?

-Monotonless Me

Ode to 20 Something

This weekend was a rarity.

I felt like it needed to reconnect with my friends, so I went out on Friday. I am not really one to binge drink any more. Did my share in college, but have found my own path. I prefer the Saturday morning hike, and relaxing Sunday. This weekend was an ode to my old friends though. 

While it was fun on Friday, and I do not regret it, I do not want to do it again any time soon. The hangover and early morning craving for greasy food is unattractive. Going to make the best of it today though (cue positivity!)

Starting it off with a nice early morning dog walk, a healthy breakfast and some email catchup before a big week is much needed. I just read an article talking about the words mistakes that people in their 20s make (see here). Proudly, I do not hit any of these categories at 24, but it does not come easily. When all of my friends bat 0-14 on each of the 13 things, it is hard to not lose touch with them. I have redefined myself and am just waiting for everything to catch up. I can wait because I love who I am. Isn’t that all we can ask for?

-Monotonless Me

Training with no Finish Line

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The last race that I ran was almost a year ago ( last November). Normally I like to train with a goal in sight, peak, then take some time off. This year has been different for me though. I am enjoying the sport more than the competition for the first time in my life. 

This may be in part due to the fact that I have had a busy year at work, a girlfriend that I would rather hang with than run, and minor nagging injuries. I don’t think that they are the reason though.

I have been running for over 10 years competitively, and it has taken me until now to get where I am. My favorite shirt to run in says ” There is no finish line,” and it took me this long to figure out what that meant. Its not about your last half marathon, your PR time, or beating your training partners. Its about going out and enjoying yourself. Taking your time. Doing you. And improving your health.

Maybe one day, I will need a temporary finish line, but for now I am taking the energizer bunny approach.