That was a mistake on my part.
Most of his achievements are pretty high level -- the kind of stuff you achieve over the span of an entire career. While it's vitally important to poke your head above ground every once in a while and make sure you're headed in the right direction, it turns out that's not really what I need at the moment.
Instead, I'm looking to make a list that I will revisit every few weeks or so. For something like that, I find it's more useful to look at things I want to accomplish within a horizon of six months to a year.
Become more fluent in Ruby
- Commit the Ruby syntax to memory
- Commit significant standard libraries to memory
- Utilize a metaprogramming technique in an app
Become more fluent in Ruby on Rails
- Use Haml in an app
- Use Coffeescript in an app
- Deploy an app with Capistrano
- Implement background jobs in an app
- Commit form helpers API to memory
- Commit ActiveRecord::Migration API to memory
- Commit ActiveRecord validation API to memory