Sunday, March 27, 2011
I have the tendency to focus on my have nots instead of my haves. It's easy to stop and think about all the ways your life did go that you weren't planning on, in a negative way. At least for me.
It's hard to let go and move on. I like closure. Whenever something ends, I like a reason. Which is usually why I blame myself. I may not like the answer, but at least it's an answer. And then I dwell on it. Which ends up being a pretty vicious cycle.
So I'm opting for a better approach.
"To cut my losses and let my profits run" -American proverb.
After all, there's no use crying over spilt milk.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
1. Principles » Your Dashboard
What beliefs equate to success to me?
01.  Take the Gallup Strength Finder 2.0
02.  Host a Potluck Dinner
03.  Read The Alchemist
04.  Take a Personal Development Course
05.  Read Rich Dad Poor Dad
06.  Journal for 30 Days in a Row
07.  Hold 2 Leadership Positions
08.  Read a Spiritual Text Cover to Cover
2. Passions » Your Keys
What do I love doing and why?
09.  Play an Intramural Sport for Fun
10.  Volunteer for an Organization that Moves You
11.  Take a Graduate School Course
12.  Finish an Assignment One Week Early
13.  Do a Public Speech
14.  Start a Campus Club
15.  Learn to Play an Instrument
16.  Write a Business Plan
3. Problems » Your Fuel
What social, scientific, technical, and/or personal problem do I want to solve?
17.  Wear a Costume to Class (on a day other than Halloween)
18.  Do Karaoke
19.  Write an Article for the Campus Paper
20.  Recite a Poem at an Open Mic
21.  Correct your Professor
22.  Do something you’ll likely get Rejected from
23.  Get a Grade Change
24.  Take a Quarter, Semester, or Year off
4. People » Your Motor
Whom do I want to serve and how?
25.  Attend a Meeting of a Group you Think Thinks Differently
26.  Get off Campus and go Camping
27.  Join a National Organization
28.  Mentor a Younger Person
29.  Raise $1,000 for an Organization you Care About
30.  Go on a Cross Country Road Trip
31.  Study Abroad
32.  Visit your Country of Cultural Origin
5. Positioning » Your Lane
What do I want to be #1 in the world at?
33.  Buy your own Domain Name
34.  Start a Blog/Website
35.  Start Tweeting (Follow us at www.twitter.com/nscsroute66)
36.  Buy Business cards
37.  Create a Resume 2.0 on KODA.US/nscs
38.  Do your Future Job Now
39.  Create a Portfolio of your work
40.  Intern with Two Companies
6. Pioneers » Your Pace Cars
Who are my models, mentors, or guides?
41.  Watch 20 Videos @ Ted.com
42.  Find an Upperclassman Mentor
43.  Take a Professor to Lunch
44.  Seek to Meet a Prominent Alumni
45.  Interview your Grandparents
46.  Shadow an Alumni on a Project
47.  Conduct Research with a Professor
48.  Choose something to Master and Practice Everyday
7. Picture » Your Road Map
What’s my vision for myself and my world?
49.  Learn WordPress
51.  Abstain from Something
52.  Organize a Huge Event and Build a Team
53.  Create a Vision Board
54.  Learn how to use Photoshop or iMovie
55.  Learn HTML & CSS
56.  Sell something and Make a Profit
8. Possibility » Your Destination
What would be possible in the world with me that is not possible without me?
57.  Learn to do your own Taxes
58.  Run a Marathon
59.  Take the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, or MCAT
60.  Save $5,000 to $10,000
61.  Clear your Credit Card Debt
62.  Learn a Foreign Language
63.  Get your Real Estate License
64.  Earn a Certificate or License relevant to your Path
Last but not least…
65.  Complete the 64 Things to do before you Graduate List
66.  Graduate 10 Times more ready for the World than your Classmates