Just like most of you out there, I have a ton of things I want to do. Starting a hobby, getting in better shape, whatever it is, we all want something more. And I don’t think this is a bad thing. It’s a natural human desire to want something more, to improve ourselves, to make things better for us and/or our family.


I just can’t seem to do these things. I’m always too tired, have too much to do, or am lacking funds. This really all boils down to my desire, though. I’m not willing to wake up early/stay up late, forego that meal out, or get off the couch to do these things.


All of my excuses end now. So that you all can keep me accountable, here is my list of things that I will do over the next month or so:


1.) I’ve been talking forever about writing a book. I will start that process by creating an outline for  it. It doesn’t matter if it’s any good, I just need to complete it.

2.) I would love to get to the point that I only drink beer that I brew. I will brew two batches of beer this month, and one of them will be a recipe of my own creation.

3.) I will learn how to podcast and record at least one.

4.) One of my goals is to run a bunch of races this year. It’s now over halfway through and I haven’t run any. I will go to the gym at least 5 times a week to work my way back up to race distance and get in shape.

5.) I have recently begun working with wood and I absolutely love it. I will build something large, like a box of some sort. I’ll work out the details.


These are my super short-term goals that will help me get back on track for my dreams. Habits are hard to start, but also hard to break. What are your goals?


5 responses to “Starting

  1. Ok Austin you are now committed. You can totally do this! You’ll feel great about it when you do! Me I’m going to… paint a picture for Bill “the line up” that I have been promising, and do at least 2-3 Bible drawings in graphite with words. I want to continue in deeper study of the Bible 1 book a month. I will write & illustrate that children’s book I’ve been talking about. And I will set a goal of walking 3.5 miles 4 times a week. Thanks for the inspiration and the challenge!
    Ok GO!

  2. Today I managed to write four pages. That’s even more that I had planned. When I came back from work I didn’t feel like writing at all. It’s unbearably hot here in NY. I just wanted to hang out and watch TV but I forced myself to write. Surprisingly, once I started I didn’t want to stop.Very often when we want to do something it’s these five words: “I don’t feel like it” that stop us from doing it. That’s the biggest barrier to achieving our goals. I don’t let my mood or my emotions control me anymore.

  3. A measurable goal is something that you can actually measure to see whether you’re getting closer to your goal or further away from it. For instance, a measurable goal or objective could be that you want to lose 10 lb. by the end of the month. Once a week, you can get on a scale and weigh yourself and see week by week, or day by day, what your progress is. An example of a goal that is not measurable is that you will be happy in one month. Happiness comes and goes and changes all the time, so it would be virtually impossible to measure progress toward that. Learn how to write measurable goals and objectives to improve your life or situation.

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