Ten plus three

Yet again I have missed the deadline for my review of things I want to achieve in 2010. I’ll use the standard excuse that things have been fairly busy but I’ll also throw in that I have been doing a bit of re-evaluating. The concept of linking everything to the number 10 and multiples of 10 is a great idea to be reminded of what I want to do. However, once reminded I have then stuttered.

Of course one reason I maybe struggling is that the goals aren’t, or haven’t been, particularly SMART. This may have something to do with all the various options for what the mnemonic actually means. However, as I have gone through things I have decided to make everything a little SMARTER.

I have looked at what I wanted to achieve back here, and tried to develop some direct things that I can do and put into practice. I’ve also dropped, the projects list I had. It is still in the archive somewhere but it’ll soon disappear from the navbar. The projects and ideas I had there though, have been transferred to the list below. So, next month, I’ll be reviewing how the following has gone.

  1. Spend 10 minutes meditating on my mission statement
  2. Record 10 pieces of music for distribution
  3. Lose 10lbs in Lose Weight Exercise
  4. Write 10 posts
  5. Create 10 images
  6. Identify 10 people for an influential network
  7. Have 10 minutes Lose Weight Exercise per day
  8. Increase web traffic by 10%
  9. Scan RSS reader for 10 minutes per day
  10. Practice twitter in 10 minutes

Now there are 10 things for me to get on with for the next month. Some of the things are daily, others are weekly and still others are longer term. Some will have sub-lists of things to do and others are pretty self evident.

This list is not exclusive. There are many other things I am and will continue to do, but these things highlight areas I want to explore and develop. I’ll explain more details as I continue, such as traffic stats and what sites am I actually talking about. But this list is primarily for me, to hold myself accountable for the rest of the year.

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