Goals

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I NEVER HAVE A PLAN

People continue to ask me, “So what do you want to do with your life? What’s your plan?” I just put on a flabbergasted look and say, “Plan?”

I don’t know how to put this any more bluntly: I have no plan. I have no pre-set future. I have a whole lot of possibilities, but I certainly do not have a plan. I’m like the weatherman: I’ll give you a whole lot of estimates, but not a single certainty. Read more »

LIVING THE DREAM

I always thought that accomplishing a dream is a simple process, but this was before I accomplished any dreams. Now I know better. Every dream I have fulfilled has followed a set of stages, and these stages all have their own unique timing and characteristics that make up the lifecycle of a dream. If you want to live a dream, and not just to think about your dreams, be prepared for the stages below. (Note: if you want to prevent fatal collapse of your dreams, be sure to read stage #8). Read more »

LOSING WEIGHT AND STANDARDIZED TESTS

I know people who use their weight as the lone indicator of their health. They want to be “healthy”, and in order to reach “healthy”, all they look at is their weight. They focus on just a number, their goal weight, and they do everything they can to attain that weight. These people are “health nuts”, but instead of becoming healthy, they become some of the most unhealthy people that I know. The problem is that they have an inherently flawed vision of health and their goals are distorted from the beginning. They equate “health” with some arbitrary value of “weight”, and they only consider themselves “healthy” when they are at this arbitrary weight. Focusing solely on some arbitrary number, they completely neglect their cholesterol, blood pressure, mental stress, and their relationships. They become obsessed with the number but subsequently fail to attain their ultimate goal in the process.

What does this have to do with standardized tests? Read on… Read more »

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