So, where was I? I remember some goals, something about being thirty, and for some reason Darth Vader fighting Jean Luc Picard (which would be awesome, btw). It's been some time since I wrote here, and frankly some time since I wrote more than a couple of sentences.
I was reading through my old posts, and I saw one from 2012 where I turned 30. I looked at the goals I had set and was confronted with failures. It reminded me why I might simply be done with goals of that type...
I've got a bug to write this morning. After seeing those goals, I was tempted to slant negative. However, I don't want to be negative, so instead I'll focus on some accomplishments and other positives so that the next time I go perusing the past it'll be more fun.
- I got a new job. It pays more, challenges me more, and has better people to work with.
- I yell less. I've learned to better control my emotions. I've learned to better understand the root causes.
- I bought a new car.
- I firmed my belief in God and my desire to be a Christian.
- I learned a ton of new IT skills.
- I redeveloped my gaming hobby and beat a video game.
- I fixed a pipe.
- I faced some really deep lows but never gave up.
- I reconciled with some family members.
- I flew a helicopter. ( it was a toy)
So as I look back and rethink hose goals from another me, I realize I didn't fail at them all. I succeeded in becoming a better Christian, husband, father, and geek. I think my mistake in setting goals has always been putting the proverbial cart before the horse. I focus on the product instead of the tools.