Tuesday, June 14, 2011

#Trust30 Day 15: One Thing

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One Thing by Colin Wright

Do your work, and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take a moment, step back from your concerns, and focus on one thing: You have one life to achieve everything you’ve ever wanted. Sounds simple, but when you really focus on it, let it seep into your consciousness, you realize you only have about 100 years to get every single thing you’ve ever wanted to do. No second chances. This is your only shot. Suddenly, this means you should have started yesterday. No more waiting for permission or resources to start. Today is the day you make the rest of your life happen. Write down one thing you’ve always wanted to do and how you will achieve that goal. Don’t be afraid to be very specific in how you’ll achieve it: once you start achieving, your goals will get bigger and your capability to meet them will grow.

(Author: Colin Wright)

I have to start reading these prompts in the morning so that I will have time to think about my answers and try to answer them seriously.

Right now, I have two goals that I have long wanted to accomplish - to write a book and to finish my degree.  I don't know how/where/when to start writing my book and I don't even have a twinkle of an idea right now, so I will start with the less "sexy" goal of finishing my degree.

The first thing I need to do is get my transcripts looked at and then I need to determine how I want to do it. I used to think online would be the best way, but I spend so much time online, now I think maybe it would be better to actually spend some time in class with live bodies.  I should take a class a term...but first, I need to get my transcripts looked at.

That's all I have in me tonight. Perhaps I will revisit this tomorrow.

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