Monday, January 21, 2008

Goal-Oriented

I was listening to "The Boxer" by Paul Simon, waiting for the shower to be free and one verse kinda stuck out to me. I know most of you know that us guys are changing things we do and say, as we always say we are "New Men". It hasn't been the easiest task to stay true to the handful of things that I want to change, but I am serious about them and need to daily remind myself about them. In Paul's song he says:

"No it isnt strange, after changes upon changes, we are more or less the same
After changes we are more or less the same."

I wasn't real sure what he was saying, and yes I did take it out of context, but even after changes are we basically the same person? I can see this as both positive and negative. I'd like to think that I'm not really changing who I am as a person, but changing my attitude and outlook. Not real sure what I'm trying to say here.

My list is very similar to Andrews; we (Matt, Andrew, and I) were all sitting around talking one night. Here's my list:

1. Not say mean things about people
2. Not lie
3. Not steal/legal (music)
4. Be respectful in chapel
5. Be more positive to people/friends

Call me out if I do any of these. Accountability is a good thing.

2 comments:

Andrew H. Stout said...

My computer is now all legal, and all the software wass free. I went through a period last week where I really wanted to steal a program; I still want to, but I won't.

Alex Hackett said...

I had the same feeling today, but we need to stay strong. Push through.