Monday, June 1, 2009

Redefining Yourself by Lists

At somewhat regular intervals, I find myself looking around at my day to day activities wondering, "What the heck am I doing?" Goals and priorities change, the minutia circumvent real issues, and it's time to do some real soul searching.

Last summer at PodCamp, I was in that exact situation, somewhat frustrated by what could best be described as a poorly played expectations game.  I had started something brand, sparkley new, and thought it would be the best-est thing ever--and oh, what a let down.  Anyway, I was in that "what now" funk and a friend of mine, Zach Braiker (@quiverandquill), told me to make lists, lists of lists.   Make a list of your priorities and passions, another one for everything you want to do before you die.  When all is said and done, you know yourself a little better.  

It's about that time again, so I'm starting here and now with a list of the lists I want to make. 

A List of Lists 
(in no particular order)
  1. All my priorities
  2. Stuff I enjoy doing
  3. Stuff I don't enjoy doing 
  4. Daily activities
  5. Places to visit
  6. People I want to see more of
  7. People I want to see less of
  8. Recipes I want to learn
  9. Five year goals
  10. Companies or organizations I admire or want to be affiliated with...

This is one of those posts I will be adding to continually and referring back to as I work my way through this process.  Feel free to share your thoughts and stories as well!

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