D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

By The End Of Today, What Would You Wish To Happen

Thursday, September 18, 2008 2:10 PM


It’s a question that Benjamin Reece asked 50 people in New Orleans. He recorded what they replied with and posted it as a digital short documentary-style video online (view it here).

The people in the film had varying responses:

A pregnant woman wanted ice cream.
A young lady wanted a million dollars.
Another young lady wanted a loved one in jail to be released.
A gentleman wanted to meet an attractive lady in a cigar store and share a smoke.
Some mentioned housework to be magically done.
One man wanted his son back.

Now some of the things mentioned in the videos are truly wishes. Having someone replace McCain in the presidential race or ending violence in New Orleans isn’t something that can be solved in a day.

But let’s change the words around a bit…

By the end of today, what do you want to happen? What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to have occur?

Many of us have issues with the idea of goal setting. We can’t seem to fathom being able to tackle things we set out to do…we feel like we’re fighting a losing battle, or that the goal we set in front of us is too big. So I propose this:

Every morning, determine one thing that you want to happen by the end of the day. Then make sure that it happens. This could be anything from doing a half hour of exercise, finishing a small project at work, contacting that person you’ve been meaning to. It’s a gateway to building success in our lives so that we have confidence to tackle larger and more challenging goals.

This is something I’m going to start doing. Think about whether its something that can help your day to day as well.

D




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# re: By The End Of Today, What Would You Wish To Happen


By the end of the day I just want my *&$^@# deployement packages pushed to production...... 9/18/2008 4:43 PM | William

# re: By The End Of Today, What Would You Wish To Happen

"Every morning, determine one thing that you want to happen by the end of the day. Then make sure that it happens...This is something I’m going to start doing."

I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but as I'm married and hetero, we will probably never be making out.
9/19/2008 2:37 PM | Justice~!

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