101 Things

At work, when we set goals, we makes sure they are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.

So, here’s to making 101 SMART goals!


  • Receive a rating of Highly Effective on my next review. (Date: 04/26/08) [attained]
  • Incorporate two items from my PDR (Personal Development Roadmap) into my Weekly Plan every week, and be able to declare myself consistent on at least five items a month.
  • Improve coaching and TTM skills, using target numbers to measure progress. Be sure to talk each crew person into position at the beginning of every shift, talk at least one crew member a day through position during the first week, two the third week, etc.
  • After consistently talking each crew member through position, begin talking crew members out of position, using the same method as above.
  • Cross-train three crew members a month until they are rush certified.
  • Consistently run daypart SOS within company guidelines.

Writing Goals

  • Write four publishable short stories in the next year. (Target date: 02/25/09)
  • Write three solid blog entries (i.e., not the usual inane drivel) a week for 6 months.
  • Spend half an hour a day, five days out of seven, every week writing in some manner. (i.e., short story, blog, writing exercises)

Reading Goals

  • Read one fiction book a month
  • Read one non-fiction book a month
  • Read one “classic” a month
Health Related
  • Go to the gym twice a week for six straight months
  • Drink only water every day for a month.
  • Get at least 6 hours of sleep every night for a week, each month.
  • Don’t go out to eat for a month.
  • Be able to run three miles without stopping.
  • Fit into a size ten.

Relationship goals

  • Call my parents at least once a week for six consecutive months.
  • Visit parents at least once a month for twelve consecutive months.
  • Set aside one day a month to make a “special day” for one of my nieces.

Cleaning House

  • Go through clothes and give away good stuff I don’t want and throw away the trash.
  • Reduce belongings enough to be able to pack all I own in my car.
  • Donate unneeded books to library.

Personal Development

  • Be able to write and read French fluently.
  • Read the entire Divine Comedy and map each canto.
  • Learn to cook one new dish a week.

One response to “101 Things

  1. inane drivel is all I got. I still consider it solid 😉

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