My goals for the day, week, month, year, next few years, and so on. Defining success across multiple time horizons has helped me stay focused and motivated in a world full of distractions.
Every "good" idea that comes to mind. It doesn't matter if the idea sounds as good the following day. Rewarding my brain for coming up with ideas by writing them down has trained my brain to come up with more.
Decisions and action items made and created in meetings. Capturing what was decided and assigned has kept my team more aligned and accountable.
My thoughts, especially when I am anxious. Journaling has helped me process whatever I am going through and has done wonders for my mental health.
My commitments. To people. To projects. To companies. To whatever. Taking stock of which commitments energize or drain me has helped me decide where to dedicate my time.
My daily activity—what I got done today. Comparing this with what I thought I would do has helped me figure out how to improve how I work.Documentation is a love letter that you write to your future self.
The Trials of Apollo
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favor. But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood, this is the summary of series. “A baby has taken a miraculous journey from heaven to earth, to feel, see and enjoy the miracles of life.” ― Apollo Riordan’s books, and this was one of the last ones that I needed to tackle. I knew this featured Apollo in human form and possibly a few cameos, but I thrown into a new world of an entertaining and captivating MC; wholly intriguing plot lines infused with real history and mythology; cameos from my loves; and a few slight bumps in pace and one particular side character. “It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.” ― Rick Riordan I absolutely love being in Apollo’s voice. I find him so much intriguing. Riordan manages to throw in so much wit and realism with how Apollo might sound if he had been formed into a modern teen’s body. There is so much humor, and I don’t know how Riordan does it but he is created Apollo into a totally likeable and rootable character that has me wishing there were tons of books with his voice. I definitely don’t think he might be for everyone, though. I think it just was a bit of a dense read that took a little while to get into it, but by the end, I was so so invested and speeding through.Overall, a great read, and now I’m super excited to keep going with the series. “It's not how long you live that matters. It's what you live for." -Josephine to Apollo (Trials of Apollo: Book 2 The Dark Prophecy)”.