“And looking back over the last year of my life, there is a one lesson that stands out from all the things I learned.”
“I am amazing at starting things.”
“Starting a project doesn’t change the world. Finishing a project changes the world.”
This is the only requirement.
“Every day from January 1 to January 31, you and I will write one tweet or Facebook post about what we’re finishing with the hashtag #FinishYear. It can be an update on your progress or a simple encouragement to other people who are working hard on their finish lists.”
So what are my goals for “Finish Year” and for 2012?
- Complete 500+ miles on foot (running, walking, elliptical, hiking) while working out. I’m not going to count daily walking to and from places. I can’t include cycling at the gym because I don’t know how far I actually “go” in spin class. This will be in addition to other types of workouts at the gym.
- Drop body fat percentage to under 20%. Not as concerned with weight since I hope to replace fat with muscle. Losing weight will be an added bonus.
- Complete two more 5ks, one 10k, and a half marathon. I’m dealing with what I believe to be a stress fracture right now, so I won’t be running for a few weeks while I finish heeling.
- Finish 15 books. Fiction or non-fiction, doesn’t matter. I’m finishing a book that I started in December right now, so I’m not going to count it, but I plan on reading it again later this year and will count it then.
- I’m going to steal Jon’s #6 from his list: “I am going to finish handwriting out the entire book of Proverbs in a moleskine notebook.” I’m not sure what approach he is taking, but it’s going to take three verses per day to finish copying Proverbs in a year. I’ll post a picture on Twitter every day for 31 days showing my progress.
- Tithe regularly. I was better at this last year, but Andy Stanley has challenged everyone at North Point to tithe regularly in 2012.
- And finally…. I’m going to become DEBT FREE! I have $11,850 left. Factoring in two three-paycheck months, freelance work, and gift money, I should be done around Thanksgiving if all goes according to plan.
Three categories: Health, Spiritual, Financial.
What’s on your #FinishYear list for 2012? Post it here and over on Jon’s blog.