I can't believe another year has passed. Time is a deceptive, little bugger, isn't it? It feels like it creeps by irritatingly slow, and then you look at your calendar and realize it's time to get a new one.
Self-Discipline - Doing the things you need to do when you need to do them whether you want to or not.
It's a simple statement, and we all know what it means and that we should do it, but it seems to take a back seat in most minds, mine included. But I've been listening to a lot of talks about self-discipline, and since then I play that over and over inside my head.
The only way you'll get better at anything is to spend time and practice, especially when you don't want to. Nowadays, I can't even play a video game without feeling that twinge of guilt clawing at my senses and growling, "You need to be working on something. Be productive!"
You exercise for health, and you practice sports to get better at them. One of the talks I listened to said that your career depends on how much work you do outside of work. Practicing and getting better at your craft on the outside of what you do for a paycheck is what will take you far in life. That's what I intend to do this year, get as much practice as I can stand. I can sleep when I'm dead.
Current project: a maquette for Death. I will be uploading progress shots of her.
So cheers for 2011 and productivity, learning, new opportunities, fantastic friends, and getting one step closer to my goals.