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Achieve – Reverb 10, Day 28

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What is Reverb10?

December 28 – Achieve. What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write that feeling down. Then, brainstorm 10 things you can do, or 10 new thoughts you can think, in order to experience that feeling today. (Author: Tara Sophia Mohr)

This prompt would have been much more fun had I not already done the first half several times.

Next year I most want to achieve being a smart medical student, which encompasses getting a good Step 1 score, but also doing well in my classes, and being able to have and follow intelligent discussions about the material we’re learning.

How will that make me feel? Smart. Less stressed. Less anxious about being put on the spot during my rotations. A good Step 1 score will have me feeling giddy and accomplished and like my future’s a bit more secure.

I’m not sure what I can do today to specifically capture those feelings, but I can think of things I can do today that will make today a good day.

1. Not have to go anywhere.
2. Read some fiction
3. Read some First Aid (Step 1 prep book)
4. Rework my travel plans for February. I need to visit my parents the weekend I was planning on visiting Ahmet that month, and I was also planning to have my best friend come to the US that weekend so we could go visit him together, so now I need to reschedule everything, and it takes me forever and is a bit stressful, but it needs to be done and I’ll feel much better when it is.
5. Nap.
6. Play some video games.
7. Eat good food.

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Instead of working on this post some more, I’m going to go ahead and work on number 7. Breakfast time! Might come back later and do some retouching, but as you can see, writing a good blog post is not on this list!

Edited to Add: Good Day Successfully Achieved! Goodnight! =D

Written by Aba

December 28, 2010 at 3:51 am

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  1. Um amen. I read the first half of the prompt and felt like shutting down my computer but I suppose that since it’s a larger more encompassing prompt, I’ll have to think about it and write something in response. You have definitely inspired me (especially with your numbers 1, 2, 5 and 7) :)

    Stereo

    December 28, 2010 at 7:10 am

    • haha, I was at first excited about the second half of the prompt, but then I realized that doing it justice was taking away from having a good day, so I picked having a good day. :)

      Aba

      December 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm

  2. You’ll do it, Aba.

    I like your approach. I found this prompt to be especially torturous. You handled it very well.

    Patti Murphy

    December 28, 2010 at 10:01 am

    • Thank you! I have successfully napped away most of the day and am ready to tackle a few other items on the list!

      Aba

      December 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm

  3. Aba, you’re cool. I love reading how someone plans. I need to work on time-management and planning…

    Guinevere

    December 29, 2010 at 11:41 am

    • Thank you! I need to work a lot on those things myself. I’m okay at coming up with an initial plan/goal, but the actual follow-through? Not so much.

      Aba

      December 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm


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