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Aug 9, 2011, 01:29 PM
 
You know that feeling of accomplishment when you achieve a goal that you've long sought after and worked very hard for? The type of goal that you may have once thought was going to be very difficult to achieve?

Once you achieve a goal on that level, stop and ask yourself if you're really enjoying the achievement.

I've had at least a couple of them in life so far, and I don't think I stopped to adequately smell the roses once those achievements were reached. I have two such goals strongly in mind right now, especially since I just celebrated a major birthday milestone and feel the need to pick up the pace.

Just felt like sharing that.

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Aug 9, 2011, 01:52 PM
 
It's good to have a goal. Like this guy...

     
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Aug 9, 2011, 02:56 PM
 
What is this, a thread about your secret goals? Come onnnnn, spill your proverbial beans/guts/brains/etc
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Aug 9, 2011, 03:09 PM
 
Some goals take a lot more effort than others. Getting a degree was much more difficult for me than getting married, but both were goals of mine.
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Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
Some goals take a lot more effort than others. Getting a degree was much more difficult for me than getting married, but both were goals of mine.
I hope you realize it's the complete opposite for others.
     
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Aug 10, 2011, 01:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
What is this, a thread about your secret goals? Come onnnnn, spill your proverbial beans/guts/brains/etc
Seriously, nothing? This is a thread about just "goals"?
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Aug 10, 2011, 01:12 PM
 
Big Mac just turned 50 and realized he hasn't done anything with his life.
     
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Aug 10, 2011, 01:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
You know that feeling of accomplishment when you achieve a goal that you've long sought after and worked very hard for? The type of goal that you may have once thought was going to be very difficult to achieve?

Once you achieve a goal on that level, stop and ask yourself if you're really enjoying the achievement.

I've had at least a couple of them in life so far, and I don't think I stopped to adequately smell the roses once those achievements were reached. I have two such goals strongly in mind right now, especially since I just celebrated a major birthday milestone and feel the need to pick up the pace.

Just felt like sharing that.
Well Happy Birthday (belated or early, give or take a few days)
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Aug 10, 2011, 01:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Big Mac just turned 50 and realized he hasn't done anything with his life.
Maybe he's going all American Beauty on us.


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cheers guys
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Aug 10, 2011, 02:19 PM
 
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I hope you realize it's the complete opposite for others.
Yes, certainly. And just to be clear, I'm not saying marriage is easy, just that I got lucky and finding the right person was very easy for me.
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Aug 11, 2011, 12:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Big Mac just turned 50 and realized he hasn't done anything with his life.
You were only off by a couple of decades. (See Ghoser's thread.) And I'm proud of my accomplishments, but as I said there are two major goals in particular that I'm focused on right now.
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Well Happy Birthday (belated or early, give or take a few days)
Thank you.
( Last edited by Big Mac; Aug 11, 2011 at 01:05 PM. )

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Aug 11, 2011, 01:33 PM
 
Well, you still have the ultimate goal in front of you: eating a Bacon Cheeseburger

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Aug 11, 2011, 02:04 PM
 
Your goal was getting to 30? Or 70? How is this "long sought after"?

This thread sucks.
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Aug 11, 2011, 02:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
Your goal was getting to 30? Or 70? How is this "long sought after"?

This thread sucks.
How isn't it long sought after? It took 30 (or 70) years! That's a long time to accomplish a single goal.
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Aug 11, 2011, 02:47 PM
 
Touche, good sir
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Aug 11, 2011, 03:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
You know that feeling of accomplishment when you achieve a goal that you've long sought after and worked very hard for? The type of goal that you may have once thought was going to be very difficult to achieve?
No.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Aug 11, 2011, 04:49 PM
 
My three right now are to get a black belt in Krav, find a girl, and hopefully get a house. Those things will take some time, as I have no life. Perhaps that can be another goal of mine.... to get a life.
     
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Aug 11, 2011, 06:05 PM
 
I've accomplished one of my main goals in life recently, but I'll never tell you lot
     
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Aug 11, 2011, 06:06 PM
 
With this post, I achieved one of my 50,000 goals.

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I've accomplished one of my main goals in life recently, but I'll never tell you lot
Go out with that cheerleader chick from your HS?
     
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Aug 11, 2011, 08:06 PM
 
I've long sought after the goal of having a life-long goal and eventually achieving it. Unfortunately, I'm no closer than when I started.
     
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Aug 11, 2011, 08:08 PM
 
You gotta take baby steps. I'm taking one this evening, brings me one beer closer.

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Aug 11, 2011, 08:13 PM
 
You know, I don't really have any goals. I've achieved pretty much everything I ever wanted.

One goal I guess I do have is teaching my kids both contentment and selflessness.
     
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Aug 11, 2011, 09:35 PM
 
Big Mac, thank you for that reminder It is a source of great pleasure to contemplate all that flows from one's achievements, like increased self esteem and practical results. Just tried doing it re having met a long time goal 4 years ago. It gives me a physical feeling of walking with my chest out, pride/power, and a psychological sense of confident serenity.

Try it, the worst that can happen? Nothing.
     
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Aug 11, 2011, 10:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
Go out with that cheerleader chick from your HS?
That was like five years ago.
     
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I've accomplished one of my main goals in life recently, but I'll never tell you lot

Butt sex?
     
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Aug 11, 2011, 11:38 PM
 
It seems I hit several of my goals in rapid succession not too long ago, it was a little anticlimactic. I don't really have that many long term goals left. So now I've forced myself to take a decent break, ~2 years so I can enjoy, relax, and assess. Then I'm going to jump in with both feet and start working on some new ones.

OH, I was going to make a thread about this, but I guess there's no real reason. One goal, not really long term, came to fruition this week... My wife is pregnant! We officially found out Tuesday, we had four stick tests come up positive last week but it seems different when the gyno tells you to your face. After all the shit I've done, and all that I've been through, I think this scares me more than just about anything else. hahaha
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My wife is pregnant!
You should be scared! Congratulations.

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Aug 12, 2011, 08:29 AM
 
Congrats! Do your best to make sure he/she is not over-mothered, for obvious reasons!
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You should be scared! Congratulations.

Your life is about to change forever.
My life is already changing. She has her face in the loo every morning, and between heaves she calls me terrible things.
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Congrats! Do your best to make sure he/she is not over-mothered, for obvious reasons!
Not sure how to stop that. Both are planning to breast feed, so I have no doubt that there's going to be more female contact than the poor thing can handle. Personally, I'm wanting it to be a girl and they want a boy. Not sure how that happened either.
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They?
     
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Both boobies

Seriously though, Besson, from under what rock did you just come out ?
I thought Shaddim's living arrangments were old news in the Lounge community. *shrug*

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Both boobies

Seriously though, Besson, from under what rock did you just come out ?
I thought Shaddim's living arrangments were old news in the Lounge community. *shrug*

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They both want to try out feeding, and it will make it easier since the full burden won't rest on just one person. If they can swing it, more power to them. All evening I've heard nothing but "nursery this", "nursery that", maternity clothes, vitamins, yoga, birthing classes, NAMES, etc. etc..
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Aug 13, 2011, 12:20 AM
 
Unless the other has had a kid, and already has full jugs, then it won't work out. The only time, that I've heard milk being produced is after birth.
     
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My wife is pregnant!
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The more the merrier is what I've always said, since like, 5 minutes ago
     
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Both boobies

Seriously though, Besson, from under what rock did you just come out ?
I thought Shaddim's living arrangments were old news in the Lounge community. *shrug*

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I must have missed the announcement.

Shaddim, if you care to share one more time I promise I'll pay close attention this time!
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
Unless the other has had a kid, and already has full jugs, then it won't work out. The only time, that I've heard milk being produced is after birth.
Actually, they can, they just have to induce lactation. That only takes time and suction. Like Gaylord Focker said, "you can milk just about anything that has nipples". Even men can lactate, but that just seems.... wrong.

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Seriously though, Besson, from under what rock did you just come out ?
I thought Shaddim's living arrangments were old news in the Lounge community. *shrug*
It's been 7 years. If he hasn't noticed by now, given how much he posts, I'm not wasting my time.
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If you'd like to inform those of us (like me) that are unaware of your living arrangements, could you PM us please? <3
     
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It's been 7 years. If he hasn't noticed by now, given how much he posts, I'm not wasting my time.
Maybe he didn't even realize that you are MacNStein

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I didn't.
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My wife is pregnant!
Yay! W00t! Etc., etc..
Congrats man.

Now get your ass out of dodge before kiddo ends up saddled with the most expensive passport on earth.
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They could go and give birth in Mexico.

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Butt sex?
Uh, no. It's not that exciting, but I'm sure Laminar would deride me endlessly and Lateralus would call me a rich kid, even though I've been saving for it for 5 years, so I won't say.
     
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A Japanese cheerleader ?

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A Japanese cheerleader ?

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No!

     
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You're Vin Diesel's secret lover?
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