No, I have not taken up reporting my taxes on a quarterly basis. I am, though, thinking it is time to review any of those goals, or if you use the term, or resolutions that were made back in January. Without accountability, goals and resolutions and aspirations are just words – but hopefully ones that you wrote down somewhere.
Goals and dreams are hard work to attain. I know as I have reached a few and watched several friends chase and reach theirs. It is not, as I said back in January, just a matter of setting something to chase after. There are small steps to reach the big goal. There are training runs to do before the big race. There are resumes to write before getting the dream job. There are interviews to attend.
I set a goal, in a post at Motherese in January, to run a race every month but January and February. To that end, as the race in March was a half marathon, I started training. I ran just under 100 miles in January (99.3 miles – if I had been paying closer attention I could have broken 100), 117.2 miles in February – including a race I had not anticipated, and 84.6 miles so far this March. Yes, I have two races under my belt and a third coming up on April 11. I am working my goal and finding additional races throughout the year to fill in my race calendar.
Now, as I did in January, I wasn’t paying attention. I could have gone over the 100 mile mark for the month – which I would like to do but it is not necessary – had I worked it harder. But that is not what has brought me to looking at where I am so far at the quarter into the new year mark. There has to be a better wording for that but it is 6:43 and I have to be out of the house in 45 minutes for a conference. As I have said before, I get these emails and I got one that made me think of reviewing my annual goals and aspirations to see how I was doing.
The things that are hard to bear, are sweet to remember.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
So I leave you with a question and it is a doosy. How are you doing on whatever resolutions or goals you set for the year 2010?