I tell all my students to write down their goals. This simple act is powerful – it puts a thought into the world in a way that can be observed, contemplated, and revisited later. I write goals because it makes me more likely to achieve them. The activity serves as a form of introspection and metacognition, allowing me to think through my planning process, and examine my beliefs motivating my action. I believe ensuring that goals are SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-oriented) helps So, I’ll enumerate some of my own goals for this site here.
-Capture and report quality insights from where leadership, permaculture, technology, and wellness intersect
-Provide a unique perspective, examining concepts and ideas from my multiple viewpoints (leader, father, entrepreneur, intelligence analyst, military, suburbanite, occasional maniac)
-Report lessons learned and real-time updates on what is working and what isn’t
-Explain how to those wanting to do some of the things I do
-Encourage others to act for the betterment of this world, and the world our children will inhabit
-Connect with both like-minded and contrary individuals
-Entertain, especially if you like slapstick and/or how chickens are really little dinosaurs
OK. That’ll do it for now.