Geek Goals

This year is about getting my sanity back. Getting my health my house and my family into a better place by deliberate incremental changes in all areas of my life.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Initiative and Action

Some of the blogs I read focus on career aspirations. A couple of these caught my eye today related to developing your initiative (not just by practice as most people say) by focusing on results and following something you are passionate about.

http://www.brazencareerist.com/2008/04/08/6-keys-to-developing-your-initiative/

http://jonathanmead.com/2008/03/27/whats-keeping-you-from-taking-action/

Its an interesting shift of your focus from external definitions of success to internal, and making use of what you are passionate about to drive that focus, instead of the brute force method which has never worked very well for me. I don't want to do this, but I'm going to make myself do it every day for 30 days etc... Those plans never work out long term.

2 comments:

jmac said...

Outside of work, I tend to not do anything that is repetitive and I don't want/like to do...even cleaning, cooking, yard work, shoveling...I'm weird, I enjoy those things :-) The one thing I just started doing as a routine is running, and the high I get from it is so fulfilling.

jmac said...

Good read!

My new goals are:

* Live a healthy life
* Run 15 miles a week

(please update website when you can)