Tournament of Wants – Mental

Tournament of Wants – Mental

November 8, 2010

Purpose

The purpose of this exercise is to look through all the wants, desires, and dreams I have listed related to MENTAL DEVELOPMENT and find out “Which one is most important to me now?” That is the ONLY question I am to consider. Not “I have to do this first” or “I’ll want this in 10 years…” “Which one is most important to me now?” That’s it. Each round will take two wants and get a winner, and then those winners will face off, and so on until there is only one thing. Let’s see where this goes.

Round 1

1.       Be known as a convincing person who can get others to act on their beliefs (8/3/10)

2.       Become a regular contributor to a magazine (8/17/10)

Be known as a convincing person who can get others to act on their beliefs.

3.       Develop a professional and regularly updated personal blog (8/9/10)

4.       Develop and exercise speaking / teaching skills: Find an opportunity to teach a group on a regular basis. (Mental Development)

Develop a professional looking and regularly updated personal blog.

5.       Develop Writing Skills: Create a blog or journal entry each day on something relevant to my day. (Mental Development)

6.       Get a Master’s Degree (7/18/10)

Create a blog or journal entry each day on something relevant to my day.

7.       Get training to be a counselor / mentor. (9/9/10)

8.       Getting from Start to Finish: Spend 30 minutes every day reading. Develop a place to keep 2-3 books on different subjects so they are accessible to me when I have time. Block off time to read  (Mental Development)

Spend 30 minutes every day reading.

9.       Intentional Reading Plan:  Learn how to set goals with my wife. (Mental Development)

10.   Learn a new programming language (7/26/20)

Learn how to set goals with my wife.

11.   Proactive Self-Improvement: Make time each week to have an adult conversation with my wife and talk about what is important to us. (Mental Development)

12.   Quality Family Time:  Read with/to my children every day. (Mental Development)

Make time each week to have an adult conversation with my wife and talk about what is important to us.

13.   Read one book a week (8/3/10)

14.   Teach a college level class (7/18/10)

Read one book a week.

15.   Teach/Mentor/Train Individuals: Develop relationships with 1-2 specific men in my life, and reach out to 2-3 specific youth as well. Make a point to add something to their lives each week. (Mental Development)

16.   Write a book (7/18/10)

Develop relationships with 1-2 specific men in my life, and reach out to 2-3 specific youth as well. Make a point to add something to their lives each week.

Round 2

1.       Be known as a convincing person who can get others to act on their beliefs.

2.       Develop a professional looking and regularly updated personal blog.

Be known as a convincing person who can get others to act on their beliefs

3.       Create a blog or journal entry each day on something relevant to my day.

4.       Spend 30 minutes every day reading.

Spend 30 minutes every day reading.

5.       Learn how to set goals with my wife.

6.       Make time each week to have an adult conversation with my wife and talk about what is important to us.

Make time each week to have an adult conversation with my wife and talk about what is important to us.

7.       Read one book a week.

8.       Develop relationships with 1-2 specific men in my life, and reach out to 2-3 specific youth as well. Make a point to add something to their lives each week.

Develop relationships with 1-2 specific men in my life, and reach out to 2-3 specific youth as well. Make a point to add something to their lives each week.

Round 3

1.       Be known as a convincing person who can get others to act on their beliefs

2.       Spend 30 minutes every day reading.

Spend 30 minutes every day reading.

3.       Make time each week to have an adult conversation with my wife and talk about what is important to us.

4.       Develop relationships with 1-2 specific men in my life, and reach out to 2-3 specific youth as well. Make a point to add something to their lives each week.

Make time each week to have an adult conversation with my wife and talk about what is important to us.

Final Round

1.       Spend 30 minutes every day reading.

2.       Make time each week to have an adult conversation with my wife and talk about what is important to us.

Make time each week to have an adult conversation with my wife and talk about what is important to us.

These last two results make sense. They are bit size, although finding half an hour each day to read might be tough. But first things first… I’ve talked to Erin a bit about doing something like this once a month in terms of actual planning (money and time budgeting, for example), but doing something once a week focused on simply having an adult conversation without distractions would be awesome.

We’ll start tomorrow with our date to the Ram Restaurant.

 

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