Long term aims that have come to fruition


#1

Hi DiS, haven’t been round these parts for a while. Got a new job see, and It’s dead busy and less private.

Can you tell me about a long term aim/goal/change you made, which was successful. Something you took up/gave up/altered. What was the positive outcome?

Can be minor or major. You don’t hear about results enough, or at least I don’t

I have another thread brewing about a rucksack I saw, so stick around for that if you want something less self analytical


#2

Wanted to stop drink cow milk. I have managed although jeez the distribution of oat milk to convenience shops makes it difficult sometime.

Everything else in my life is an abject failure :sunglasses::hugs:


#3

Wanted to make the top cut of a Regional or higher level Netrunner tournament for, ooh, two years maybe? Managed it on Saturday.

Slightly cheapened by the fact that I did the same thing several months ago for another game that I don’t play very much, at the first attempt.

Also not having to worry about money for me or for my mum’s retirement, but, y’know, priorities.


#4

Reduced my hours to 9 day fortnights, spend the extra time watching the wright stuff then clicking refresh on here for 8 hours


#5

Wanted to get fit, so decided to try to run a marathon in 3 and a half hours. Printed out a training plan, became quite boring for 6 months, ran it in 3:28:25


#6

He said “long term”, m8


#7

Idk, I think the last goal I made was in 2016 when I wanted to run a half marathon in under 2 hours. Was three seconds off.

Used to make half yearly goals of shit like “get a pay rise”, “get a new job”, “take my C1 German exam” etc. Would usually achieve them too! Feeling like that might begin to be possible again now that I am almost (fingers crossed) out of my almost 2 year long depressive state.


#8

Decided to paint the bathroom ceiling 4 years ago, finally did it earlier this year.


#9

Longer than a lord of the rings film, less of a struggle to get through though.


#10

pfft 1h59m63s, innit.


#11

:smile:


#12

Not sure what counts as long terms but I’ve been wanting to make cold brew coffee for about 3 months and finally made some this weekend.


#13

I always wanted to have more than one cat and I’m living that dream :blush:


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#14

I wanted to do press ups and now I can do press ups.


#15

I’ve recently purchased some led strips that will mirror the colours from the edge of the tv picture


#16

I wanted to run 5k and I did it, I bloody did it.

Then I injured myself and I am still in pain 5 years later.

Don’t ever try to better yourself, pointless.


#17

finally, a happy ending for the infamous “i want to buy some led strips that will mirror the colours from the edge of the tv picture (rolling)” thread!


#18

Mortgage and debt free by age 50. Unfortunately I also have very little social life, no family or significant other. Still, no mortgage though, woo! :slight_smile:


#19

Decided in April 2014 that I was going to move back home to Scotland, managed it last week.


#20

Squat 180kg x 5 with good form = did it
Perform inner circle’s a la la lalong at karaoke = DONE
3rd stripe on my brown belt in Jiujitsu = DONE (on saturday actually :DDD)

Some stuff in the pipeline r.e. career that hopefully will fruit, but dont wanna jinx it