Every New Year, I make a list of the list items I accomplished in the previous year, and I pick a subset of items to work on for the current year. (Yes, I know this is a little late, since it’s already February, but I wrote these in January. So there.)
In 2013, I accomplished 12 things on my list (links will be added as I write the posts):
- Finish college (second time)
- Create commercials, ads, etc. for a company
- Attend the opera
- Donate blood
- Own a Little Black Dress (actually done in 2014 because I returned the first one)
- Stay at a B&B*
- Go on vacation by myself*
- Go to a spa
- Stay at the Teeny Tiny Guesthouse in Fremont
- See a movie in theater on my own
- Eat in a sit-down restaurant on my own*
- Travel by bus
*(I plan to redo these goals later for a variety of reasons)
I also attempted but was unable to finish two more:
- Go geocaching
- Ride in a convertible
I also added 14 new goals.
The 2014 Subset
I make a subset list of 10 items for goals I want to give myself a little extra pressure to finish before the year’s over. The purpose is to move me closer to the chosen goals, even if I don’t complete them in the year. These are not the only goals I work on during the year, and they may not even be the most important goals to me. They also don’t include any goal I know for sure will happen this year (that’s almost like writing a to-do list with things you’ve already finished!) Last year, 4 of the things I did were because they were on the subset, and I researched and planned for the remaining 6, so I can do them quickly in the future. So I think that is a success because I am closer to the goals I chose, and I was able to do the other 8 goals that weren’t on the subset list.
So, with that said, this is the subset list for 2014 (as with my full List, some are hidden until I complete them, and this is in no particular order):
- Learn to ride a horse
- Win NaNoWriMo
- Write 100 thank you notes in 100 days
- Act in at least one movie
- Go skydiving
- Ride in a hot air balloon
- Raise $1000 for a cause I’m passionate about
- Go to a drive-in movie
What’s on your list this year?
If you want to start a list, or add a timeline to a list you already have, this may be helpful: MindTools Time Management section.
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