I literally feel how fast the time goes and see the change cause it’s just too obvious on these kids. So I get anxiety if I waste time because time just passes too quickly .
We overestimate how much we can do in a year but underestimate how much we can do in a life time. So I write down a list at the end of jan this year about what are the things I want to accomplish this year . It has been 7 months now.
1. Finish the whole Toastmaster speech Manuel .
Evaluation: I won the Best Speaker Award. That’s even better.
2. Back to dance flamenco .
Evaluation: I am still dancing every Thursday night. Still have trouble remembering choreography and never seem to know what I am doing. But I am still hanging there.
3. Start drum lessons .
Evaluation : I am still learning every Tuesday. Now at grade 5 syallbus. TICK! There is never a single day pass that I do not practice at least 5-10 mins.
4. Start Hapkido self defence.
Evaluation: I passed the grading and going for the next one. Still at training every Saturday . Even though it hurts when they twist my hands I am still there. Every sat I drag myself to go. But then when the training is finished you are so glad you are there.
5. Finish Reading a book once every two weeks
Evaluation : sometimes I do it less than a week, some book I just can’t finish it. I am establishing a habit of reading before bed.
6 Journal /blog
Evaluation: I want to establish a habit of starting something and never quits. My writing habit is one of them. People often ask how do you have time to do all these. I need to set priority and find time. And train myself to have the discipline and routine. I like the feeling of tapping myself on the back and say Susie well done being persistent . It’s actually quite empowering .
I used to be the person who never finish things. Those days are gone.
Being able to do all those is not important. But being able to continue establishing the habits is what I want myself to do.