Some days, I just feel distracted. Sometimes, I blame it on support. I’m in the middle of doing something, and a call comes in. Other times, I blame people, I’m at Rose Cafe right now, trying to get work done, and a woman from Gold’s (who I’m not particularly fond of), comes up and talks to me for half an hour. Why does this happen?
The truth is, I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I’m always ‘behind.’ I’m always playing ‘catch up’ at work, and I have to balance the things I have to do now, the things I should have done yesterday, and the things I’d like to do before tomorrow. But if I could eliminate all the things that I should have done yesterday (by doing them yesterday), maybe I wouldn’t feel so distracted? Sometimes I think distraction is just a way for me to “escape.” It’s like drinking or partying, it’s used to escape my current situation. Not that I need to escape from it, but because I feel overwhelmed by it. I have so much going on, that I can’t focus on what’s in front of me. And maybe it’s because I always bite off more than I can chew, or maybe it’s because I am a procrastinator and I only take care of what’s absolutely essential every day, instead of going above and beyond to reach my goals. Whatever it is, it needs to change.
For now, until I can nail down the root problem, I’m going to blame the procrastination, and not finishing everything I want to for the day before the day is over. I think if I finish everything i want to do, every day, I’ll be able to be more “present” in the moment, and not want to throw a woman from Gold’s through the window when she tries to talk to me.
Anyway, just a thought. I’m going to get to work. Over and out!
Goals → Make the world go round.
Yesterday, in the first time it what seems like forever, I accomplished everything I set out to do. My checklist was completely crossed-out, and it felt amazing! Everything I wanted to accomplish, done!
I was right, accomplishing my goals does make me feel better. It also makes you more confident in your ability to reach your goals, and makes you want to create more and more challenging goals! Last night at Gold’s, I felt myself looking in the mirror a lot, really contemplating what kind of health goal I could set. I have this vision in my mind of what I want to look like, but I’m having trouble creating a goal around that other than to “be healthy” or “eat less junk food” or “eat less at night.” I want something more encompassing, like, “I will be 155 lbs by May 1.” But weight isn’t a goal. I could care less about how much I weigh, I only care about what I look like. Anyway, the struggle is real. I want to be shredded. I like training at Gold’s, and it drives me to up my fitness game. I want to have the best physique yet this summer!
Goals → Make the world go round. You can either make your own and work towards them, or don’t have any and work towards someone else’s. But, you’re always going towards goals!
Over and out, time to chase some goals. Mahalo!
My goal here is simple… to journal, publicly. This will be unedited, unfiltered, and unapologetic. For those who don’t know, I founded Buddytruk 2 years ago, and have devoted my life to my start-up and my team. I’m no Mark Zuckerberg, so unlike Facebook, Buddytruk’s had it’s ups and downs (vs. just ups). My goal here is to let you into the day-to-day, at Buddytruk and in my life in general (if that’s appealing), so every reader can feel like THEY are also running a startup, and how it feels, both good and bad, to devote your life to something.
Thought of the day..
“We can either be consumed by life, or let life consume us.”
-Your Buddy, Brian
“It’s not what you get that makes you happy, it’s who you become.”
This week, so far, has been incredible. I’ve been extremely effective, and efficient. I’ve done sales outreach every day, I’ve put Sales first, I’ve been good with my money, and my food intake. Gym has been great as well. I am feeling rejuvenated!!
What I’ve realized is, reaching my goals makes me happy. THAT is what makes me happy. That’s it. Everything else is just fluff. Just smoke and mirrors. The only way to truly be happy is to do what you love, and guess what, my goals are set up to put me in a position that I love being in.
“It’s not what you get that makes you happy, it’s who you become.” – Tony Robbins.
So true, so true.
I have a ton of goals for this weekend, and I’m going to accomplish all of them. I’m focused right now, and I love it. There is nothing better than accomplishing your goals. Yes, I’ve gotten up early every day. I’m tired, but I’m not. I feel full of energy! And why?? Because reaching my goals energizes me! This is why I used to always be so happy and outgoing, because I was super energetic and excited for life!! And I was excited because I was reaching my goals!! That’s it. It’s that simple.
That’s the theme of the weekend – “If you want to be happy, set your goals and work towards them relentlessly. Don’t stop until you reach them.” – Brian Foley