I am a goal oriented person. I set them every year. I acquired the habit from my father. When I was growing up my family would have a Goal’s Dinner every New Year’s Day. We had to bring our list of goals for the upcoming year to the dinner and share them with the rest of the family. I can’t remember any of the goals that I set as a kid, but I did learn that there are “goal people” (my father and me) and there are “non-goal people” (mother, sister, brother). Dad and I would come up with list of 5 or so goals that were measureable, had a specific end, and were attainable. The others came up with a couple of goals just to make Dad feel good. So, to keep the tradition going, here is my list of goals for 2009.
1. Read and study 8 books of the Bible – I am an avid reader and have lately been reading a lot of books about the Christian Faith. It’s time that I dig in and study the source.
2. Spend 20 minutes every Friday organizing my office at work – We moved into our new building in August and I am still living out of boxes. And, I have a habit of making stacks for different subjects. While the “stack method” of organization keeps me organized, it creates a messy looking work environment. I need to actually use the filing cabinets in my office.
3. Complete my Crossfit benchmark workout by June 30, 2009 – Russell makes a benchmark workout for each person that works out in his gym. You have to complete your benchmark workout in a target time to earn your Crossfit Huntsville T-shirt. My benchmark workout is the following circuit:
Five rounds for time of the following:
10 Pull ups
8 Ring Push ups
6 Get Ups with 37# Kettle Bell
4 Clean and Jerk with 135#
2 Deadlift at 2xBody Weight
The most challenging part of this workout for me is the weight of the deadlift. I am still working up to a single rep max at 2xBW (360# if I drop a couple of pounds), then I need to get strong enough to do it 10 times over the duration of 45 minutes or so.
4. Take the family on a camping trip in the spring – Santa brought us a new family sized camping tent. Since this is the first family camping outing, we will most likely go to a drive-in camp site. Maybe DeSoto Park.
These are some of the personal things I will be working on in 2009. Feel free to ask me how I am doing on these throughout the year. We goal-people know that accountability is a big component of reaching your goals.