I was cleaning today and I found a notepad that I had written down several goals early last year. I was as ambitious as I was unsuccessful. In this project I am attempting to resolve some of the mistakes I made so that I will be more successful with my goal setting. I am trying to do a few things with this blog.
First, I want to document my efforts in focusing my energy on a relatively few projects while. I want to have a contemporaneous record of what is working and what is not that I can review and improve on in the future. Second, I want to use this blog to hold myself accountable on the progress I am making. With the goal of posting twice a week, it will be evident by the number of posts I make each week. With the Chinese goal, it will provide a chance at a weekly self-assessment of how I am proceeding towards the goal. Third, I want to use it as a way to improve my writing. I have not pulled out my copy of Elements of Style yet, but hopefully over the course of this writing I will. Finally, I want to use it as a jumping off point to think about personal development. I need to be carful that I don’t use this final reason as a means of procrastination, but I think it will be worth while to learn about ways people have stuck to their personal development projects.
In that vane, prior to writing this post I looked at a blog post on goal setting. I Looked at http://michaelhyatt.com/goal-setting.html as focus as I started to write this post. It actually looks like I did do a half-way decent job of setting my goals, but I should not have necessarily shared them. Oops. Overall, I’m pretty happy with how the first week of the project has gone.
My next post, I plan on doing some writing on my goals with the Chinese language. Until next time!