I prefer setting specific goals rather than broad ones like “Eat healthy”, “Exercise more”, “Save money” or one I heard recently, “Love my wife more”… =_=
When it’s so vague, it’s also vague whether or the the goal is accomplished. I will wonder if I am even improving and reaching the goal at all. Without motivation, the goal will be forgotten in a matter of weeks or months at best. That is, until December when it’s time to think about new resolutions.
But if I didn’t even accomplish last year’s resolutions, why should I bother setting the new year’s? Is there any point in setting resolutions at all?
That’s why I suppose I prefer specific goals over generic resolutions. #reasoningwithmyself #dontmindme
So the things I want to accomplish this year?
- Get my Japanese Driver’s License (assuming I’m qualified for conversion)
- Learn to fluently read hangul before we go Korea
- Go Korea
- Take wedding photos (haven’t taken yet! D:)
- Get my ass over to at least one board game meetup
- Attend at least one cooking class
- Attend at least one baking class
- Learn a new instrument
- Improve my Japanese by setting by a blog to translate articles, at least once a week (how’s that for specificity huh?)
- Think less. Just do.
YA OK. Before you call me out, the last one LOOKS unspecific. Looks only! It actually has very measurable results.
I tend to think alot before doing anything. Like a blog post, I will let it brew it my head for a few days usually before typing a bit out in drafts, get bored, let it sit and dawdle away. Then I will pick it up and continue correcting and perfecting every small detail and word.
At times I find it quite irksome, because THE HELL ANYONE CARES WHETHER I WRITE IT THIS WAY OR THAT. IF I PLACE PHOTO BEFORE OR AFTER. IF I MAKE A SPELLING OR GRAMMAR ERROR. IF I INCLUDE THIS DETAIL OR NOT.
And this is only talking about blogging! There are so many other aspects I CAN’T EVEN.
Gah. Getting worked up over my own words. *nose flares*
*calm tone* So yes, Fu also noticed this and I guess he nagged me about it enough for my thick skull to comprehend and to actively do something about it. #10 can also be viewed as ridding myself of the perfectionism disease.
Every post you see, every project I start on, every action I do in quicker time, all means I’m working towards that goal.
Do you have your goals for 2014 as well?