I happened to catch this graphic on his page today. It's a Hero Card that he sends to Airmen in need of encouragement. I love the accountability of being held to achieve my goals, not only by another person but by self-identifying a deadline.
He also had this message today: "Quit worrying about failing and start believing in achieving. If you change the way you think, you increase the goals you accomplish."
Today I thought about my own five goals, and I am sharing them with you as I build myself up in preparation for the task at hand.
I certify I will accomplish all five goals listed below before 10 October 2014:
- Make a difference in a wingman's journey. Whether it be a non-prior in need of some guidance and motivation as they adapt to the military lifestyle or a prior needing a reminder of our goal, I hope to make a difference, even if just a small one, in the journey of a wingman on their way to commissioning.
- Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. This goes without saying. As I told Aunie, I am not leaving my daughter to fail.
- Score a 90 or higher on my PT test. Other than my postpartum PT test, I have a track record of scoring in the 90s that I intend to keep.
- Assume a leadership role in my flight. In the second half of OTS, flight leaders are chosen that mimic the chain of command in the "real" Air Force (e.g. OT Colonel). I would like to be placed in a leadership role where I can utilize my talents and skills.
- Achieve distinction of some sort while at OTS. There are a number of awards at the end of OTS. While it would be amazing to have one similar to mine from BMT, I will not set that as my goal without knowing what I'm getting myself into yet. ;)
I might even throw out a bonus #6 - I would love to earn my marksmanship ribbon, and redeem myself from my BMT experience. During OTS we shoot the M9 pistol, so we'll see if I fare better on that weapon.
What about you? What goals are you setting for yourself?