I never liked using the words “Resolutions” or “Goals” when describing things I want to get done for the year. Using these words makes me feel that there is no obligation to actually do them rather they’re just things that I’ll like to get done. Unsurprisingly, by the end of the year I don’t accomplish all of the things on my list.
So this year, I’m going to start calling the things on my 2015 To-Do list “Challenges”. I always love a good challenge. When there’s a difficult obstacle in my way I get a joy from training hard and pushing beyond my limits to accomplish them. I have compiled a list of stuff of 25 things I absolutely must complete by the end of this year.
Compliment a different person every dayACCOMPLISHED(12/31/2015) Get my driver’s licenseACCOMPLISHED(5/29/2015)
- Complete all 2015 moves for Parkour/Freerunning [Different list]
Be lifeguard certifiedACCOMPLISHED (8/7/2015) Run the Minneapolis MarathonACCOMPLISHED(5/31/2015)
- Finish the A+ certification book
Actively participate in a medallion huntACCOMPLISHED(6/25/2015) Hike Eagle MountainACCOMPLISHED(8/15/2015)
- Attend first Parkour jam
- Craft and shoot stone head arrows
- Release a Parkour video
12 Hours of Parkour in a dayACCOMPLISHED (9/4/2015) Win a TShirt at the US Marines pull up bar ChallengeFAILED
- Start a fire with a firebow
tar Wars all nighterACCOMPLISHED(7/11/2015)
- Go to a shooting range
Finish a Rugged ManiacACCOMPLISHED(9/12/2015)
- Make special gift for someone
Meditate twice a weekACCOMPLISHED( 12/31/2015)
- Earn Gold Medal in Presidents Challenge
Pass all Parkour levels test Get a new jobACCOMPLISHED! (3/19/2015) Make a portfolio webpage(9/14/2015) Practice Martial Arts twice a weekACCOMPLISHED(12/30/2015) Do something Halloween related every day ofACCOMPLISHED(10/31/2015)
With an addition to my challenge list, I have created another list of stuff I would like to complete, but are not a priority.
I’m looking forward to crossing these things off my list.
If you are reading this, comment something that you feel you must absolutely accomplish by the end of this year. I would love to know what your challenges for this year are and what you’re planning on doing to complete them.