I’ve decided. Project 2017 will be all about FOCUS.
Something I know I’ve always been bad at, but something I know I need to meet the project objectives.
The target for the first week of 2017 is to clean up 2016 leftovers.
While transitioning bullet journals, I realized I had tasks in my future log that I never got around to doing. Things that weren’t urgent but had value: Updating my resume, setting medical appointments, renewing my passsport, etc.
I can’t expect to complete them all in one week, but the target is to do the hardest step: START. Start on all the leftover tasks. Have a plan in place for all. Plan out when to do the next steps.
That’s what my first week will be all about.
At around this time each year, I take some time to reflect. What were the year’s highlights? Lowlights? What were the mundane but should not be forgotten?
And then I’d think of a theme. A catchy word or phrase that sums up the year.
In 2014 I didn’t even need to reflect. I KNEW what the theme was.
I tried a lot of things for the first time that year. From big things like formally learning 日本語 (Japanese language), to small things like watching a movie alone. I explored side streets as often as I could and tried their hole-in-the-wall restaurants. The gastronomic adventures weren’t always successful–curse you weak stomach!–but they were adventures nonetheless.
All because I made one tiny resolution at the start of 2014: To scare the shit out of myself, as often as possible.
And I realize now, as I’m struggling to come…
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