Monday, January 7, 2013

What if I set a schedule

A new year is upon us. What will your goals be? Will you write them down and commit to them? I set several goals in a few areas including the typical to eat healthier and exercise more. I wrote them down which increases the likelihood that I will be successful. Now let's get to my organ related goals.

Back in March 2012 I announced my goal to practice 10 hours a week. I have not yet come close to 10 hours in a week. Since mid October 2012 I have been recording a few notes, the date, day of week, and amount of time spent practicing in Evernote. Upon review, I have only been practicing 3 or 4 days a week. I had intended to practice at my church on the way to work but discovered that I am afraid to go there in the dark. 

I learned from Jon Acuff that we will accomplish more if we schedule time to work on our goals. Writing out a schedule feels scary. Then I will be committed and can be held accountable. I am afraid of not sticking to the schedule. Should I let fear stand in my way? Should I let fear convince me that I should not try it because I am going to fail? What if I did it? What if each Sunday I wrote on a calendar practice times for the week? Even if some weeks I could not stick to it I'm sure my overall practice time would increase which is the ultimate goal.

Scheduling practice times could change my life!

7 comments:

  1. You can not fail unless you try. You also cannot succeed if you don't let failure play the game too. Failure is nothing to be ashamed of. I would be more concerned that I did not stick my neck out to see what would be possible if I did. Dare to Fail!!

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    1. Daring to fail is the scary part! I will do it and see what happens. I have a calendar coming that will help with this.

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  2. I think I am going to try the 30 challenge idea I got from one of your earlier post. I am doing 4 bottles of water a day for January.

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    1. Mark - just saw this comment today!

      how is your water challenge going?

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    2. I have been able to do 6 most days with a couple of 5 and 7 bottle days. Thanks for asking

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  3. Heidi,
    One of the things that I do is that I teach Franklin Covey's time management course every once in a while so I am into goal setting and planning in a large way. I think you get a lot of benefit to think about each of your roles that you have such as a father, friend, spouse or whatever and ask yourself what you want to do achieve within those roles in a certain time period. Once you do that you work on those dreams and put together a plan of how you can make it happen... the steps required. After that you can on a weekly basis take some of those steps from your different plans and work on them. I firmly believe that you achieve great things by working a little on them on a consistent basis. The effort is in the discipline to plan, to schedule, and then to work your schedule.

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  4. I find that if a schedule is not made with committment then some things just get done. Don't give up when practice time is missed. Tomorrow is a new day.Look ahaed not back. See what can be done for that day. what if's only if... don't count. Mom

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