2005-03-30 - 6:11AM
My friend Rosita also in the very same week took what she said was the most difficult test she has ever sat through. She said she had a hard time paying attention to her test and not laughing out loud at the collective sighs that the test takers all had at the same exact moments. She had to cut off her sociological study instinct to focus.... Said the math was so hard she almost laughed at the folly of thinking she could do it! SHe sat for the first written test for the FBI
Only 1 of 5 applicants to the FBI make it as far as taking that test. And this is the BEGINNING of the screening process. Should she make it through this hoop there are many to follow.
Good for HER! This is her self improvement plan! She intended to lose some weight and this goal of making through the FBI screening is her motivator as she needs to work toward meeting their physical requirements.
Roasalina herself said "When I want to do something, in order to commit I take steps that FORCE me to follow up!So for example I'll call someone and TELL them what I am doing then have greater incentive to continue. "
See-- isn't is odd how that public embarassment is such a motivator?
I think it does as I think I am more focused on getting my TO DO list done not only if I WRITE it, but if at the very least its in a place that I will find it again and can re-visit so I can't FORGET or LOSE my list.... or some other excuse I likely use when I don't follow up.
I guess I am starting to think that they are in fact EXCUSES for blowing off stuff that is either hard or I don't REALLY want to do.
MAybe that's a sign of maturity and growth and a result of committing to more consious action in my daily life.
Back to bed now. I bet someone will awake in a half hour and I'll be up for the day! Ijust changed the time to read when I FINSHED writing as the other entry noted when I STARTED! WOW I was up too long! ADDENDUM 3/31 Rosita Called this morning to tell me she got a letter from the FBI inviting her to proceed to the next phase! SHE PASSED THE TEST! YOU GO GIRL! (as they'd say in her city!)... Ok , as they's say about 15 yrs ago. I'm not up on slang these days.