Upon reviewing my list, I saw that I completed this one! Huzzah.
It may seem trifle, but when I first set out writing my list, it was number 1. Then when I started categorising everything, it moved down-down-down and I’ve obviously forgotten about it. It took me around 2 days to compile my list. I would list a few things off of the top of my head, save it and carry on with my day. Read a few other lists maker’s goals, steal them ( ) and add some more.
The fact that the list is made and published also encourages me to really try to achieve the goals I set. I also tried to be realistic with most of them. And with others I challenged myself. I thought over each goal and asked myself ‘Will I actually do it?’ and gave brutally honest answers. If I said maybe, it got listed. If I said yes, I can do that; I challenged myself by adding a time frame (i.e. doing something for 3 months, 20 times etc). If I answered that I would probably do it anyway, whether listed or not, I tried to push the boundaries in a different direction. A good example would be reading. I read. Period. Almost anything I can get my hands on, but there are some genres I avoid and won’t even consider. (see # 71) So I asked myself what I wouldn’t read. And challenged myself to read 5 of those books.
I approached this list as a way of challenging my everyday life. Not to drift out of my comfort zone too much, then my list would eventually be full of failure. But to add to what I already do. To shift out of the procrastinating rut I feel I’ve fallen into. And like many lists I’ve seen, I already have at least 10 more goals for the second list.