Browsing All posts tagged under »Goals«

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Also

April 15, 2013


I find it amazing and motivating that humans continue to push the envelope of performance in every domain year after year.  I was doing some research on deliberate practice and music and I came across this quote (emphasis mine): Recently we investigated historical changes in music performance by focusing on the complexity of performed music.  […]

Choosing to Invest In Beeminder

April 1, 2013


Last week I received an email from the folks over at Beeminder announcing the launch of a subscription membership.  As a long time user of Beeminder and a vocal fan they asked me if I was interested in signing up. Free isn’t sustainable The short history of the web is littered with examples of companies […]

If It Was Easy Everyone Would Be Doing It

March 18, 2013


One of my readers dealt out a little tough love in the comments of last week’s post.   He thinks I am sounding defeated, lacking passion, feeling sorry for myself, not being a man of my word, and being a quitter…. I hear what he is saying Many of my recent posts have focused on […]

State of the Blog

February 1, 2013


Time to Reflect In a rather impromptu manner I decided to take a break from my goals over the holidays.  For the first time in a year I put all of my Beeminder goals on hold and hopped on a plane without my guitar or laptop.  The moment that decision was made I felt all […]

Most Popular Types of Goals On

November 19, 2012

5 claims to be the world’s largest goal-setting community with over 3 million members setting goals, sharing their progress and cheering each other on. I recently discovered the site and have found myself returning several times to check out their list of Most Popular Goals.  Unfortunately the goals are not grouped or organized very well.  […]

Quantified Self Meetup: Show & Tell Talk Outline

November 12, 2012


This coming Thursday I will be attending my first Quantified Self Meetup and have signed up to give a Show & Tell talk.  This is the part of the program where people describe projects or self-experiments they have done.  In order to give some structure and continuity to the talks the QS moderators have provided […]

Where Did All the Time Go?

August 22, 2012


With the addition of Link to our family I am facing new demands on my time and I am struggling to keep up with the commitments I made. This shouldn’t be a surprise.  Over the last 6 months I have squeezed every moment of productivity out of my life.  I have scheduled and optimized my […]

My Baby’s Momma is a Badass

August 1, 2012


On Sunday July 22nd at 7:41 PM Lincoln Robert Jenkins was born. The addition of Link to our family has been an amazing experience but I won’t bore you with a post about our healthy baby boy and how much he has changed our lives. Instead I would like to share a story inspired by […]

Stop Moving the Goalposts

July 18, 2012


We have all done it You lose 5 lbs successfully and then set a goal to lose 10 more. You finish the half-marathon and then sign up for the marathon. You stop drinking sugar drinks and then decide to quit all carbohydrates. It seems like we are hard-wired to keep pushing and striving after any […]