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Breathe success.

24 Apr

Most likely you have seen this floating about the interwebs, but I couldn’t pass up putting it on my blog.

Success: How bad do you want it?

An excerpt from the top comment describes what I felt when I watched it: “When you understand the hunger, you can’t get through this without crying. And if that’s just me, I’m fine with that. But if you watch this and don’t feel something powerful inside, if you don’t feel the God-given potential you were born with rising in the back of your throat, then you’re already in the middle of what you’ll be doing for the rest of your life.”

That God-given potential rising in the back of your throat. Wow. That’s what it is. Even as I think about it, the sensation returns.

I immediately applied this to my singing. It is my #1. So what am I doing every single day to improve that? What am I doing every single day to get myself closer to achieving a career in music? What am I doing every single day to live in my destiny?

Then, of course, fitness is a very close second. I was reflecting on this earlier today- I may think I know what I am doing… but obviously what I know and my actions are not producing the changes I want to see. I have been thinking for a while about having a trainer/nutritionist, but the excuse of it being fiscally possible was always my excuse. It shouldn’t be. If I want something bad enough, I will make it happen no matter what. As long as I can find an unbiased third party to take a look at what I am doing, and what I want to achieve, and who is very honest I think it would be extremely helpful. Jury is still out.

I was struck when I went to watch the video of the whole speech (Full speech here) and he mentioned cell phones. o.o I have gotten in the habit of using my cell phone in bed, looking at Facebook, YouTube, email, and I am loosing sleep for what? If I am loosing sleep it should be contributing to my success! New Goal for the board: no cell phone in bed. Oo. Sacrifice.

I have to say, this is the kick in the butt I needed. Stop whining, stop wondering. “You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” (Irish proverb)

All this being said, I do have a tendency to go really hard after something, and burn out at about 2 months. So I know I need balance. This is just a nice little fire ^.~

PS- Dress rehearsal was grand! A little too grand…I was getting quite nervous by it going so well until a screwed up, and I felt better.  But alas, it was not enough. I has many more flubs on opening night, but overall it went quite well. I sang great, which was awesome! Also, we had more audience than anticipated, which was a pleasant surprise! I don’t have my hopes high for tonight, though :/ Ah, well. I shall have fun! Honestly, it is such a fun show, and I love hanging out with everyone, and my on-stage twin ^^ I should have pictures for you next post!

Where do you find motivation? Are you good at long distance goals or better at shorter ones? Have you had to enlist outside help?

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Goals and one seriously cute hedgehog

11 Apr

The Healthy Diva‘s post about goals perfectly coincided with my new goal-achievement strategy: Behold the magic board of WINNING!

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Look at that smexy organization. to be completely honest, I haven’t devised the perfect reward yet. Obviously, food rewards are not the best to consider, given my weight loss goals. I also have a problem with “purchasing” rewards. They may actually make me feel guilty for spending when I should be saving… Suggestions?? Please?

Happy Easter! I celebrated by finally LIFTING AGAIN! Lemme tell you, it felt so good. Even though it was Easter there were still some people, but everything was free when I needed it 🙂  Monday was legs, and I am still trying to stay positive about single leg squats….mrr. Yesterday was back and arms, ending in sprints. I am much more comfortable working my upper body!

Today is the official move out day for the married couple that have been my flatmates, so last night I had to say my final goodbyes. Augh! You know those can be messy, haha! We couldn’t stop hugging! We won’t be able to anymore! It was one of those situations where I didn’t know what I had until it was about to be taken away from me.  However, they are starting a wonderful to chapter in their lives, and I, of course, wish them the very very very best!

I just realized there are only 10 Days until my show opens! OMG. It has totally crept up on me since the rehearsal period has been so long. I need more time for character development! I need more time for EXACT PRECISION with my twin! Time to focus. Time to serious-up.

PS- Instagram on Droid. I has it. loverly_kp to see what’s up! ^_^

PPS- I think the goal-board should have an added “post twice a week” 😛