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Go Out and Be Awesome

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

All right, I'm taking a new strategy for a test drive. This applies to everything from weight loss to work to social activities and everything in between. Here it is: for every decision I have to make for the rest of this week, before taking action I will first ask myself - is (doing/eating/avoiding/postpon
ing/etc) this going to help make me awesome? If yes, proceed. If no, cease and desist.

Will eating ice cream make me awesome? NO! Will staying up late make me awesome? HELL to the no! Will going for a run make me awesome? You betcha! Will buckling down and finishing my research proposal lead to awesome? Aw yeah! Grass fed beef and roasted broccoli? Yes! Blueberries? Bring 'em on! Griping about my boss? No way, Jose. Making the most of a tiring situation and doing my best at work anyway? Awesomesauce!

See? It's a good filter.

Now get out there and be awesome too! emoticon
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GINAV2 4/26/2012 10:39PM

    Hehe, no time to blog (must. finish. research. proposal) but - the awesome filter strategy is working so far! I went for a run yesterday, slept well, drank about a gallon of water trying to kick this cold today, avoided ice cream, and I've knuckled down and made a lot of progress on this writing thang. (Though, dudes, flushing out a research proposal with references BEFORE starting grad school and with no journal access has been...interesting, to say the least. Sink or swim, baby!)

I have to say, a publishing deal would, indeed, be "awesome". =D

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KWRIGHT26 4/26/2012 9:43PM

    OMG. You just became my guru.

Quick, before anyone else reads this: go write a self-help book about your awesome filter (see what I did there?) and get a publishing deal.

Bam.

Grad school paid for ad infinitum.

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CATWOOMAN 4/25/2012 10:50PM

    What a AWESOME idea! Hope your week is continuing to be emoticon

It's a good strategy to stop and THINK before you leap, eat, etc. I'm going to take this on too. Thanks for the idea.
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CHAOSTHEORY635 4/25/2012 1:40PM

    I freaking LOVE this strategy!

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BROCOLIJOLI 4/25/2012 10:26AM

    Haha, love it!

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EGALITAIRE 4/25/2012 8:41AM

    What a great parameter for decision making - if it's not leading to awesome, don't do it.

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