“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~Zig Ziglar
I’ve learned that unless you actually state realistic goals to achieve, you won’t work as hard. So, here I am setting some goals to achieve by June 2013.
Back Squat 300#/136.5kg
Bench Press 150#/68kg (with a pause)
Clean & Jerk 200#/90kg (or more)
Snatch 160#/73kg (or more)
Qualify for USAW National Championships as a -69kg (need a 153kg Total in a meet… best official Total to date is 140kg. The meet is early March, 2013. Let’s do this).
After all, Sean Connery picked up a weight or two
AND he liked to pick up a book or two, as well.
and played a professor, as well as a father to a professor (and archaeologist… oh it’s all fitting together so nicely)
Which leads me to… Academic goals:
Finish dissertation, defend dissertation, get doctoral degree.
Keep up to date on “to-do” list for dissertation in order to accomplish above goal.
Present stellar papers at (at least) two conferences this year (Darmstadt, CAMWS).
Publish the AAR pottery article! (This is a group effort, but it WILL get done! And soon!)
Get stellar teacher reviews for my course on mythology and epic at the University of Richmond.
Continue to be awesome every day.
Visit friends and family often.
Quality over quantity every time.
…unless you are Sean Connery, in which the two are mutually exclusive.