top of page

2024 Personal Goals

Updated: Jul 6


If it doesn’t help reach below goals - don’t waste time on it 

Be intentional - but have fun

Be appreciative 

Don’t just be an ideas person - execute

Mid year updates in red: July 6, 2024

Do, or do not. There is no try.


  1. Personal development

    1. Happiness - B-

    2. Gratitude journal - F

    3. Read 1 book per month via Audible A+

      1. The Great Bridge - David McCullough - Jan

      2. Outlive - Peter Attia, MD - Feb

      3. A brief history of just about everything - Bill Bryson, March

      4. Operation Paperclip - Annie Jacobsen, April

      5. Einstein - Walter Isaacson, April-May

      6. Midnight in Cherynobyl - Adam Higginbotham, May

      7. Red Notice - Bill Browder (free) / Atomic Habits - James Clear (short ~5.5 hrs) / The Emerald Mile - Kevin Fedarko / Finally finished The Terminal List - Jac Carr after 3 years - June

    4. Relaxation / Meditation

    5. Idea journal

      1. Digital?

  2. Family

    1. Mandy

      1. How to improve relationship?

        1. Per Mandy - "Be more fluid" B

    2. Brady

      1. Hike / camping trip?

      2. Phoenix trip

      3. Work on pitching

      4. Bought race kart

    3. Ellie

      1. Horse show Jan 2024 in Yadkinville

      2. June - Horse show - Blowing Rock

      3. Leased Frank

    4. Chase

      1. Hike / camping trip? - Pilot / Stone Man?

      2. Made All Star team - Yard Goats

      3. Attempting to make NC Made travel ball team -- success: on NC Made

    5. Mom/Dad

      1. Celebrated Dad's birthday

      2. Celebrated Mother's Day

    6. Extended family

      1. Gave grandmas table to David

  3. Relationships

    1. Friends

      1. Plan hike with Cory / Kyle

        1. 9/13

    2. Co-workers

  4. Health

    1. Exercise

      1. 500 miles running / 500 miles biking

      2. 102.7 miles running / 150.1 miles biking -- changing goal to 250 miles running / 750 miles biking

    2. Healthier eating

      1. Meal prep for breakfast / dinner

      2. ? Hellow fresh or source like it

        1. https://www.hellofresh.com/my-account/deliveries/welcome

          1. Trial started 12/31/23

          2. Utilized for Jan / early Feb - easy to make / enjoyed - but Mandy / family not a huge fan

  5. Career

    1. Improvements in job efficiency

      1. In OR

      2. Suturing techniques

        1. Reach out to Elicon rep

      3. Draping pt

      4. Prepping patient

    2. Improved knowledge base each procedure

      1. ACDF

        1. Incision

        2. Retractors

          1. Esophageal retractor

        3. Smoke suction


      2. XLIF

      3. ALIF

        1. Pedicle screw placement

      4. Lumbar decompression

      5. Spine deformity cases

    3. In Clinic

      1. Notes/Templates

      2. Smart Phrases

    4. In Hospital

      1. Admission H&P - Need template

      2. Consults

      3. Rounding

      4. Discharge

  6. Finance

    1. Positive market returns

    2. Put selling strategy only w/o leverage

    3. BTC

      1. Currently down ~20%

  7. Fun/joy

    1. Racing

      1. Travel to Phoenix race

    2. Golf

      1. Play OV - even if 9 holes - 1x / mo

      2. Golf with family

        1. https://www.golfleaguetracker.com/glthome/league/schedule/individualschedule

    3. Travel

      1. Beach trip

        1. Bald Head Island

          1. https://www.baldheadisland.com/

          2. https://www.vrbo.com/3710897?chkin=2024-10-12&chkout=2024-10-19&d1=2024-10-12&d2=2024-10-19&startDate=2024-10-12&endDate=2024-10-19&x_pwa=1&rfrr=HSR&pwa_ts=1708870973253&referrerUrl=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudnJiby5jb20vSG90ZWwtU2VhcmNo&useRewards=true&adults=2&regionId=183738&destination=Bald+Head+Island%2C+North+Carolina%2C+United+States+of+America&destType=MARKET&latLong=33.870781%2C-78.003807&bedroom_count_gt=2&us_bathroom_count_gt=2&searchId=50143609-0e73-490e-994a-2ea68adc0943&privacyTrackingState=CAN_TRACK&property_type_group=house&house_rules_group=pets_allowed&sort=RECOMMENDED&top_dp=567&top_cur=USD&userIntent=&selectedRoomType=100382385&selectedRatePlan=0004ad4f8cf4ed0a445daaf06d0ab846c8e8&expediaPropertyId=100382385

        2. Seabrook July 4th - lovely, well appointed home that was pet friendly : 3007 Seabrook Island Drive

      2. Other trip w/ CME?

    4. Digital cook book

      1. Started

    5. Photography

      1. New lens? Purchased 24-70 f2.8 - great lens....landscapes truly need 16-35 f2.8

  8. Faith

    1. Read bible / quiet time 2x / week at min

      1. Needs improvement

    2. Better church attendance F-

11 views0 comments

Comments


bottom of page