My new personal development model is updated, and it looks like this:
After doing the analytical work to develop the model, setting my goals is almost anti-climactic, particularly for this year when I’m much more focused, less ambitious. Last year, my goal was to get me close to PolyWogg 4.0 with the theme that 2015 was the year I commit. Instead, it was closer to the year where I should have been committed.
I didn’t get to version 4.0, I’m not even sure I didn’t backslide at times to 1.0. I certainly don’t feel as confident starting the year as I did starting last year. Far less optimistic, far less hopeful, far more prudent, far more realistic. I’m going to battle this year just to maintain my current ground. I might make progress in small areas, but I also don’t want to just “hunker down” as I did for the last few months of 2015. But the only way out of my current funk is to fight my way through to the other side.
And so, to that end, here is my revised tracker for 2016 goals, which I will update for January and February at the end of February.
Not surprisingly, I spent most of my time on the draft model thinking about the “blue” stream. As I said earlier, I had hoped for more comments about the model to get me thinking, refining, riffing off other people’s ideas, but that didn’t happen much. I did benefit a lot from one friend’s comments in particular and it helped me crystallize what the blue stream means to me, so thanks AG! It’s probably more granular than I need it to be, but I would see it having six streams that probably collapse into three: A learning stream that combines basic …Continue reading →
I spent a bit of time thinking about the green sections, the “emotion” side for intuitive introverts, after I had finished the draft model. It wasn’t really “singing” to me. I reworked it below to focus on three streams — one for family, one for the intellectual outward-facing side (?) of emotion leading to spiritualism, and one that is more about community. I don’t know if it is quite the right model, but it works better for me than the previous one. One of my big items in the last year was connecting more with Jacob, and I wish it …Continue reading →
Yellow is the social and creative category, and I confess this one is a challenge for me right now. I really need to build my blue energy back up, and the only way to do that is through analytical work (for the most part). Yellow is the opposite energy, the draining energy, and it certainly is for social activities. I’m going to throw myself a small pity party for a moment; although I am not actually seeking the pity, the wording is hard to nuance away from it. I am a strong introvert, that is and always will be true. …Continue reading →
I posted my basic model some time ago and got a very small number of comments. I had hoped I might get more, but it is time to get a move on with the model with some minor adjustments. I think Tier One is mostly met. Obviously, I have food, shelter, clothing, sleep, basic health. I probably should put a small asterisk after sleep as it isn’t the best because of my sleep apnea, but that is mostly a function of weight at the moment. Basic health is fine, I suppose, although ongoing issues with fatigue and occasional neurological/cerebral issues …Continue reading →