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Goodbye 2012

I'm sitting by a crackling fire at my aunt and uncle's house in New Jersey and we're just a couple hours into the new year, which means that it's a perfect time to review the year and look forward.

If I were to title my year, I'd call it the year I got serious. Something interesting happened near the end of 2011-- I realized that I wasn't actually on track for a lot of my goals, that I was going to have to actually get serious about stuff, and that this seriousness had to come in the form of action, not talk. I ended 2011 with a few months of solid productivity under my belt, and a year-end post that optimistically predicted a productive year.

I'm happy to say that the productive year materialized, and that my focus on getting serious has intensified.

When I was young, maybe third grade or so, a psychologist did a study at my middle school. We answered some questions and were offered two choices: a small prize now or a large prize later. I took the small prize now. I think knew it was the wrong move at the time, but the pack of stickers on the table looked like a lot of fun. Later on the big prizes were given to the waiters in such a way that I was able to see what they got. Sure enough, their prizes were a lot better and my stickers were long gone.

Days 46, 47: Very Productive, Though Unsystematically So

On SEBASTIAN MARSHALL

Day 46 was untracked. I set priorities in the morning, but then got into a good piece of writing, outlining more writing, and picked up an excellent book and read 150 pages of it. It was Saturday, so was just letting whatever happen.

Day 47 --

Awake: 12:40PM (9 hours)

1:10PM: At hotel with good internet to work. Didn't make a plan for the day.

I should look at… *Core current campaigns *To-do list *Goals

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