Sunday, April 11, 2010
I have been reading The Spark for about a week and a half, and I love it! Much of the information was not new to me, but the best thing about it is that it is all put together in a new way that makes complete and total sense to me. I never really thought of these things fitting together in this way.
The part that I struggled reading the most was the Building Block of Public Leadership in chapter five. I built those qualities while in high school and college, and I know that I still possess them. However, I do not utilize them. That really bothered me, and I thought about it for a while. Why don't I use those skills and take more of a leadership role? I then started wondering if maybe carrying this extra weight is my way of avoiding taking on any leadership roles. I know that I have confidence issues. I also want to please everyone, and that's not always easy to do when taking on leadership roles. So the question remains...will I step up and be a leader?
Last night I finished reading the chapter for week one of the four week challenge. Today is the first day of my week one, and I will complete all of the action steps throughout this week. Some of them are already complete...
Fast Break Goals:
1. Drink 8 glasses of water a day
2. Get 10 minutes of exercise a day.
3. Blog daily.
-Review goals and prepare each morning.
-Exercise after work.
-Reflect and blog at night.
Short Term Goals:
1. Read Bible daily
2. 10 minutes of exercise daily
3. No pop
4. 10 minutes of cleaning, purging, and organizing daily
5. Blog about my journey
6. Crochet while watching tv to cut down on internet time
1. Complete Purpose Driven Life
2. Read The Spark
3. Complete the 28-day program
4. Create outlines of story ideas
5. Put healthy journey blogs into a book
Long Term Goals:
1. I will build a strong relationship with God.
2. I will lose 80 pounds.
3. I will organize my life, the house, and my classroom.
4. I will write a book.
5. I will crochet for love and charity.
6. I will have a strong and loving family.
Buy a new jigsaw puzzle when I complete fast break.
Get a pedicure and a new pair of sandals when I complete the 28-day program.
These are the action steps that I will complete throughout the week...
-Take a "before picture"
-Get healthy snacks to keep at work
-Track food daily
During the next week, I am going to commit to small steps. I have the habit of jumping in and going all out, which then makes me lose my motivation quickly because I'm too tired or I'm not reaching the goals I have set for myself. I already made plans to stay after school three, possibly four, days this coming week to exercise. Two of the days are with a student group I am involved with, and one to two of the days are workouts led by a staff member who is a trainer at the YMCA. On the other days of the week, I will either walk outside or I will do Wii Fit and make sure I work up a sweat.