Saturday, July 9, 2011

Goal Update

So I figured it was time to give an update on my goals for the year.

Just a recap:
1. No fries for a year
2. Travel to two foreign countries (That I've never been to)
3. Become ambidextrous

It is July 9th and I have yet to have a fry since December 31.  It's been tough.  I've been to a lot of great burger places in the last few months and I've gotten really good at subbing a salad.
As most of you know my BF Brett and I went roadtrippin' to Switzerland for spring break.  I also just got back from Canada but it doesn't count since i've been there before.  As of right now I don't have plans for another country but i've got to get somewhere.. any suggestions would be welcomed.
As for my ambidextrousness I've gotten to the point where I always eat and brush my teeth left-handed.  Chopsticks were a little harder to master but I got it.  My next step is to start writing left-handed.

So... I decided to add a new goal.  I have to give a shout out to my brother for this one.  The other day he told me that he was not going to consume candy for a year.  I thought, "That's stupid.  I could never do that." A couple of days later I realized that candy is totally unnecessary so here goes nothin.  From this day forward I will not consume candy for a year.  And I guess while i'm at it I may as well cut out soda too.  Well there it is.

I really like having goals like this because it's empowering to exercise self-control.  It's not so much about the actual goal but more about sticking with a decision.

I can't remember the exact quote and I can't find it right now but there's a quote somewhere that talks about sticking with a commitment even after the excitement of making the decision has passed.

Change takes time but the decision to change happens in an instant.

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