The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.Denis Watley
I’m going to use this post to list and track my goals for 2011. The list is ambitious, possibly just beyond reach, just like every list of goals should be. I had lots of fun looking back at my life goals from time to time and contemplating which of them I could attempt this year.
- Launch at least one “product” (most likely a website) of my own, outside of work.
- Write at least one short story.
- Learn at least two new programming languages/technologies. Likely candidates: Scala, Python, HTML5.
- Visit at least 5 new places. Likely candidates: Thailand, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Ano Nuevo, Sequoia National Park
- Get better at remembering birthdays and getting gifts.
- Pick up a new sport.
- Squat: 455lbs (current: 405lbs)
- Deadlift: 500lbs (current: 495lbs)
- OH Press: 225lbs (current: 205lbs)
- Crossfit Total: 1180lbs (current: 1055lbs)
- OH Squat: 255lbs (current: 245lbs)
- Snatch: 225lbs (current: 203lbs)
- Clean: 315lbs (current: 288lbs)
- Jerk: 275lbs (current: 258lbs)
- Consecutive ring muscle-ups: 10 (current: 4)
- Consecutive full ROM HSPU: 10 (current: 2)
- Consecutive pistols (per leg): 15 (current: 10)
- L-sit: 1:00 (current: 0:20)
- Run 40 yards: 4.5 seconds (current: ?)
- Run 100m: 12.0 seconds (current: ?)
- Run 400m: 1:00 (current: 1:10, track)
- Run 800m: 2:30 (current: 2:50, track)
- Row 500m: 1:25 (current: 1:29)
- Run 1600m: 5:45 (current: 5:53, treadmill)
- Run 5000m: 21:00 (current: 22:38, track)
- Run 10000m: 50:00 (current: 51:43, track)
- Row 2000m: 7:00 (current: 7:17)
- Fran: 2:30 (current: 3:20)
- Cindy: 30 rounds (current: 28)
- Mary: 14 rounds (current: 10)
- Angie: 14:00 (current: 16:08)
- Filthy Fifty: 20:00 (current: 23:20)
- Helen: 8:00 (current: 9:01)
- Murph: 30:00 (current: 32:29)
- Eva: 42:00 (current: 49:32)
- Grace: 2:00 (current: 2:47)
- Isabelle: 6:00 (current: ?)
- Fight Gone Bad: 400 (current: 364)
- King Kong: complete it (current: ?)
The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.Ralph Waldo Emereson