Finding Your Road Home centers on the idea that home begins by determining where you want to be. It doesn’t have to be your actual home. It doesn’t have to make you happy (although why would you choose somewhere that makes you unhappy). Once you have determined your goal, you have to begin the journey.

This is where DOVOLUTION comes in. (I really love this concept.)

DOVOLUTION is about IMPROVING YOU, HELPING OTHERS WITHOUT EXPECTATION, and WORKING A GOAL. First, I don’t care what you do or what your goal is, as long as you have one. I encourage you to do something NEW, or something you have only been half-way doing. Commit to it. Do not cheat by picking something you have already been doing fairly regularly. Challenge yourself.

Keep it simple. Consider a small, daily goal to start. We are creating new habits here. Actively working to improve yourself isn’t easy in the beginning. This is because you aren’t only creating new habits, but you have to break old habits and moving out of your comfort zone. That’s why smaller is better. You want to build that feeling of success. Then work your way up to something bigger.

I recommend tieing your self-improvement/self-care plans to your goal when you can. When you can’t, follow the same keep it simple rule. Walk around the neighborhood, cut soda out of your diet, or even chair dance.

The final piece of the puzzle for DOVOLUTION is to help others without expectation. It doesn’t have to be anonymous (although that is fun), but doing it without the expectation of anything in return from the recipient of the good deed. The objective here is to just do what you can to help others.

I have been trying to keep track of my activities daily, not to brag or anything, just to make sure I do something. Basically, I am trying to hold myself accountable. In fact, you will notice, I slacked two days. My new goal is to not miss a day…

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Something to Improve You Walk with Dylan
Go to Gym
Nothing intentional Visit rock store
Long talk with old friend
Nothing intentional Research html
Something to Help Someone Else Convince Dylan to Walk
Relaunch blog
Nothing intentional Long talk with old friend Nothing intentional Flowers to stranger
Work a Personal Goal Documented new goal Researched new goal Testing on technology
Interview
Entered paintings into Creative
competition at TX State Fair
Case study Case study

 

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