Results from my annual list of goals, plus books
Following up on the list of I laid out last January, here’s how 2017 went, goals-wise. I also read 12 books last year, and listed them below.
I’ll be posting my list for 2018 soon, ideally before 2019.
Happy New Year.
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Key priorities for my annual quest for success
For the fifth consecutive year I’m publishing my list of goals for the year.
Laying them out like this holds me accountable, keeps me organized and hopefully helps others do the same.
Over the past four years I’ve completed 28 out of 39 goals, including: becoming an Ironman (2013), doing a handstand (2014), getting my MBA and almost straight A’s (2015), and traveling to China (2016).
After scoring my lowest accomplishment rate last year – 44%, but still a good year – I’m ready to bounce back and go after some big, elusive and fun goals in 2017.
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I shot four for nine and missed my one thing, but it’s OK because I learned something.
To improve we must watch ourselves fail and learn from our mistakes.
“One has to hurt, to go through a period of stress, a period of self-doubt, a period of confusion. And then out of that mess can flow the richest tapestries.” — Ed Cooke, Grand Master of Memory, in the book Moonwalking with Einstein
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Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability, by David Owen, should be required reading for anyone working or providing input in the transportation, city planning and energy – specifically, sustainability – spaces.
After finishing the book earlier this year, I wrote the author the email below to express my appreciation. I’m including my email here because it serves as a nice nice introduction and summary of my key takeaways.
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This is Part III of my series, Work is Fun. Here is Part I and Part II.
In the winter, the weather outside bled through the office windows, accentuating the filth and decay surrounding us inside.
The drab, hazy grey skies mirrored the blank and fading walls.
Snowflakes fell lightly through naked branches like the gathered dust that tumbled down from the drapes and bookshelves above our desks.
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