I did it to myself. I wrote a blog at the beginning of the year about setting goals instead of resolutions. In it, I asked Kelly to hold me accountable for what I set out to accomplish and darn it, that’s exactly what she’s doing.
I did an update in April; here’s the recap for this quarter:
- I want to walk 520 miles this year. And thanks to Miss Hildy who needs at least two walks a day, this goal has been pretty easy to achieve. I reached the halfway point on June 10, 20 days ahead of schedule.
- Talk to five people, on the phone, each month. Like last quarter, I’m averaging three people (not including my family). If I were a millennial, I could blame it on my fear of voice mail, but, no, just not making the effort I need to.
- Read two business books per quarter: Expect to Win and Lead from a Higher Level.
- Read four-to-six non-business books: Love Life (Rob Lowe), Greatest Elephant on the Earth (Ralph Helfer = actually read the children’s version and the adult version), All But My Life (Gerta Weisman) and The Other Typist (Suzanne Rindell).
- Take a cooking class and a sign language class – I keep looking for classes, but the scheduling hasn’t worked out. My mom wants to do the cooking class with me so it might have to wait until the fall. As for sign language, I’m going to enlist Rachel and Whitney on this one. Perhaps if the three of us register for a class, we will encourage each other to keep the commitment.