Started by G_G, January 12, 2013, 01:47:28 am
Quote from: winkio on December 31, 2011, 07:36:49 pmImprove my thinking speedGet involved in larger/longer term projects and activitiesImprove my focus/attention to detailTalk more with my roommates
Quote from: gameus on January 12, 2013, 01:47:28 amIt's a new year and I'd like to revisit my goals and look back at how I've improved myself as a person. First I'd like to point out that you shouldn't wait until the new year to better yourself. If you think you can improve yourself at any point of time, you should do it. However, the new year is when a lot of people think about their life and what aspects they should rethink. So let's see how I did.
Quote from: gameus on January 12, 2013, 01:47:28 amMy first goal, was pretty much to get healthier. And I did a great job at it. I went from a whopping 210lbs (95kg~) to 160lbs (73kg~). I've never felt physically better about myself. I feel a lot more active than I used to be and overall I feel great.
Quote from: gameus on January 12, 2013, 01:47:28 amThere was a couple of months near the end of this year where I fell into a mini depression and locked myself in my room during this period of time. Luckily I had a close friend help me out. Now all I need to figure out is how to balance my social life, hobbies, and responsibilities so I'm investing a fair amount of time into each one and not just focusing on one at a time.
Quote from: gameus on January 12, 2013, 01:47:28 amSo, I'm curious, for those who had set goals for 2012, how well did they work out? As for myself, rather than setting new goals for myself this year, I'm just going to make it a personal responsibility to manage my previous goals and make sure I keep bettering myself. Was really interesting to come visit this thread again after a year and I'm glad I didn't give up on myself like I usually have in the past.
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Quote from: Barney StinsonWhen I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.
Quote from: Blizzard on January 12, 2013, 07:29:28 amI agree with that (as I already mentioned earlier in the 2012 resolutions thread). My friend said something funny on New Year's Eve: "This is the evening where 99% of the people are into self-improvement instead of just only us 0.01%."
Quote from: Blizzard on January 12, 2013, 07:29:28 amYou have no idea what a huge accomplishment that is. Usually people have a really hard time to get rid of maybe 10kg in a year.
Quote from: Blizzard on January 12, 2013, 07:29:28 amDepressions are normal in a time of change. You will notice in animals how depressions can occur at even the smallest changes like just moving from one place to another. Humans are no different. Maybe they are more resistant and it takes some more shit on their subconscious in order for them to become depressed, but depressions in this sense is a normal process of self-improvement and change of the subconsciousness. I usually get a mini-depression every 2 months because of this. You just have to let it happen and wait until it blows over. You literally have to wait for it to finish and your subconscious to realign.
Quote from: Blizzard on January 12, 2013, 07:29:28 amHealthy optimism is a cool thing and all, but it limits you. I am a healthy optimistic person, but I can see that there is a higher level than that. I want oblivious optimism to an extent where not even pain and death can shackle me. My time in the hospital showed me my limits and I want to go further than that.I was recently came across the question "How would you describe your way and view of life in one sentence?" I was able to answer it almost immediately with "I am a positive force in this world that penetrates everything with what it comes into contact." The many layers of meaning in this single sentence blew my own mind.
Quote from: Blizzard on January 12, 2013, 07:29:28 amWow, I think I just completely lost the concept of age. Suddenly it doesn't matter to me how old I am and how old I will be when I accomplish my goals. It doesn't matter to me if I will have my company with 26, 30 or 100. I will live to see it and I refuse to die until I have accomplished my life's goals. Suddenly it feels like a whole new world has opened up to me and I have a whole new purpose to live on and do my very best. And when I have accomplished them, I will find something else to keep me busy. There is no limit.
Quote from: gameus on January 12, 2013, 10:38:36 amThis is my biggest fear and I honestly have no idea how to get rid of it.