Tournament of Wants – Physical

Tournament of Wants – Physical

Purpose

The purpose of this exercise is to look through all the wants, desires, and dreams I have listed related to Physical 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 able to see my abdominal muscles (8/3/10)
2.    Be satisfied with my body composition. (Physical Development)
Be satisfied with my body composition
3.    Build an obstacle course. (9/9/10)
4.    Build endurance without fatigue (Physical Development)
Build endurance without fatigue
5.    Build flexibility. (Physical Development)
6.    Climb (or ride a horse) down and back up the Grand Canyon (7/23/10)
Build flexibility
7.    Cut pop out of my life (8/3/10)
8.    Cut, rake, and bale a field of hay (8/17/10)
Cut pop out of my life
9.    Do a yearly walk/run event with my wife (8/16/10)
10.    Find a personal sport or individual achievement to accomplish. (Physical Development)
Find a personal sport or individual achievement to accomplish
11.    Get exercise with my family on a regular basis (Physical Development)
12.    Get my yard and landscaping under  control (8/18/10)
Get exercise with my family on a regular basis
13.    Hike the Appalachian Trail (7/18/10)
14.    Hit a home run at a softball game (8/7/10)
Hit a home run at a softball game
15.    Increase my weight training abilities. (Physical Development)
(BYE) Increase my weight training abilities
16.    Lose weight and gain muscle so that I am no longer categorized as obese or even overweight. (7/23/10)
17.    Move out of the obese and overweight sections of the BMI (8/16/10)
Move out of the obese and overweight sections of the BMI
18.    Participate in a team-based competitive activity that includes training and competition/goal that I can work towards. (Physical Development)
19.    Participate in an offroad triathalon (8/16/10)
Participate in a team-based competitive activity that includes training and competition and a goal that I can work towards.
20.    Plan a monthly family outing based on the weather for that time of year. (Physical Development)
21.    Plan a weekly family outing around the home for exercise. (Physical Development)
Plan a monthly family outing based on the weather for that time of year.
22.    Put on a full football uniform, including gear, and do something in it. (7/16/10)
23.    Raise a horse from a baby, including doing or helping with the initial training. (8/3/10)
Put on a full football uniform, including gear, and do something in it.
24.    Ride a bull (8/17/10)
25.    Ride in a NASCAR racecar (9/9/10)
Ride in a NASCAR racecar.
26.    Train and compete in an athletic event such as a triathalon or mountain bike race. (7/16/10)
27.    Work out 3-4 times around the house on my own or with my wife. (Physical Development)
Work out 3-4 times around the house on my own or with my wife.

So there’s round one. That was actually pretty easy. Kind of like picking out family pictures. Give me two things side by side, and I’ll give you an opinion. Let’s see how this keeps on going…

Round 2

1.    Be satisfied with my body composition
2.    Build endurance without fatigue
Build endurance without fatigue
3.    Build flexibility
4.    Cut pop out of my life
Cut pop out of my life
5.    Find a personal sport or individual achievement to accomplish
6.    Get exercise with my family on a regular basis
Get exercise with my family on a regular basis
7.    Hit a home run at a softball game
8.    (BYE) Increase my weight training abilities
Increase my weight training abilities
9.    Move out of the obese and overweight sections of the BMI
10.    Participate in a team-based competitive activity that includes training and competition and a goal that I can work towards.
Move out of the obese and overweight sections of the BMI
11.    Plan a monthly family outing based on the weather for that time of year.
12.    Put on a full football uniform, including gear, and do something in it.
Plan a monthly family outing based on the weather for that time of year.
13.    Ride in a NASCAR racecar.
14.    Work out 3-4 times around the house on my own or with my wife.
Work out 3-4 times around the house or on my own with my wife.

Wow. That was easy, too… and this is really starting to get narrowed down…

Round 3

1.    Build endurance without fatigue
2.    Cut pop out of my life
Cut pop out of my life.
3.    Get exercise with my family on a regular basis
4.    Increase my weight training abilities
Get exercise with my family on a regular basis.
5.    Move out of the obese and overweight sections of the BMI
(BYE) Move out of the obese and overweight sections of the BMI
6.    Plan a monthly family outing based on the weather for that time of year.
7.    Work out 3-4 times around the house or on my own with my wife.
Work out 3-4 times around the house or on my own with my wife.

Ok, now this is starting to get tough. It’s still easy to make a “quick decision” in each bout of statements, but it’s much hard to look at them without glancing down the other options to see what will no longer be in my list if I take this out. I’m not sure I’m satisfied with these rankings… but I think they’re accurate… at least right now.

Round 4

1.    Cut pop out of my life.
2.    Get exercise with my family on a regular basis.
Get pop out of my life
3.    (BYE) Move out of the obese and overweight sections of the BMI
4.    Work out 3-4 times around the house or on my own with my wife.
Work out 3-4 times around the house or on my own with my wife.

It’s interesting now. All four things in this round are actually pretty similar. And, believe it or not, they’re actually a bit doable. Some are results, while others are “do it right now” things. But the do it right now things I chose are not chosen just because of where they lead, but because of the way they will ADD VALUE to my daily life, right here, right now.
On to the final round!

Final Round

1.    Get pop out of my life
2.    Work out 3-4 times around the house or on my own with my wife.
Get pop out of my life.

And there we go! My #1 Physical Development Goal, the thing that is most important to me right now, is to get pop out of my life. And low and behold, I am 2 ½ weeks into the No Pop Pact with my friend, Adam Hilliard. Our goal is to cheer each other on through the end of 2011 to keep pop out of our lives. And here we go, that winds up being the most important thing to me right here and right now? Is that OK? Did it mean that I’m already doing what I should be, or did I just pick that because I was already doing it? Maybe I’m living up to my affirmation:

I am a success. I set goals that are important to me and do what is necessary to achieve them.

So, if that’s nothing else, it’s confirmation to keep walking this path. As I achieve that goal (which is very measurable, attainable, meaningful, and whatever else should be in a goal), I can clearly accomplish something important to me and move on to something else that is important to me!

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