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Ideas for personal goals / habits that aren't self-centered

For as long as I can remember, my personal goals & habits have had a common theme: self-improvement. Then one day I wondered, What would life be like if I defaulted to thinking about others or observing my surroundings instead of thinking about ways to improve myself? [more inside]
posted by ialas on Nov 6, 2016 - 15 answers

setting the bar too high, maybe

Considering what I've done with my life, are my career ambitions too high? [more inside]
posted by quadrant seasons on Aug 29, 2015 - 12 answers

Overwhelmed by my new goals planner

Has anyone conquered the overwhelming task of personal and life goal setting and tracking? I just got a Tools4Wisdom weekly planner and I don't know where to start. Specifically I'm looking for a simplification and breakdown of making this process a new long term habit. I think that someone who has been there and done that who could share their insights on how they made it manageable will be really helpful. I've looked at some websites on this but it's too much data to process. I guess I'm looking for a dumbing down of some sort based on personal experiences.
posted by mrflibble on Jan 11, 2014 - 6 answers

Feeling like a cog in a wheel...

I'm almost fifty and it's just dawning on me that my days are almost entirely consumed by the minutiae of my interests. I enjoy these activities but I feel I'm not getting anywhere. There's a big writing project I long complete, yet all my time is spent with the practical details of "making ready." For example: I'm forever making our technological tools ever smarter and more streamlined but I'm noticing that, instead of using these resources to get things done, they're sort of using me to perform the physical tasks of updating, debugging, etc. Not having any models for self-directed, executive functioning I'm wondering what it looks like to break out of this pattern toward more personal fulfillment and real productivity.
posted by R2WeTwo on Feb 9, 2013 - 11 answers

Exercise goals that aren't about weight loss

What are some exercise goals that AREN'T about weight loss or running races? [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Nov 2, 2011 - 26 answers

A book to tell me what to do with my life

I'm almost finished reading The Now Habit by Neil Fiore. Can you recommend any books that are similar in approach but deal with a wider focus, that is, setting medium- and long-term goals? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Aug 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Seeking good book for goal-setting in relationships.

My ladyfan and I are looking for recommendations for books that may help us move our relationship forward, especially ones with a focus on discussing, setting, and working on goals together. [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp on May 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Sure a fat kid loves cake, but should he get it?

How can I reward myself for meeting goals with non-food and non-purchased incentives? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on May 1, 2008 - 16 answers

I'm schizophrenic and need ideas on how to train myself to be active and able to work toward my goals.

I'm schizophrenic and need ideas on how to train myself to be active and able to work toward my goals. [more inside]
posted by hypervenom on Dec 5, 2007 - 5 answers

How do you stick to your long-term goals?

How do you maintain sight of your long-term goals? I chronically sacrifice long-term success for short-term gains and it's not working out for me. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Oct 16, 2007 - 20 answers

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