Yup – The Temperature Blanket – The Update FAIL!!!
OK – the eagle eyed among you will have realised a couple of things …… one its still fairly cold in Scotland and two .. there doesn’t appear to be very much progress there Elaine!!!
But you know this blanket doesn’t beat me until New Years Eve 2017 … we are a long way off and I am not laying down my crochet hook yet!
I am using this blanket as a metaphor for me in how I tackle other goals in my life .. looking at what pops up through the year to distract me from my goal of finishing this blanket and how that relates to how I deal with achieving other things in my life.
So what has the first month taught me?
That I have yet to develop the daily discipline of doing something “little and often”
And do you know what? I kind of knew that about myself.
I work much better when there is a deadline … when there is a little frisson of jeopardy chasing me along. In fact pretty much everything I have achieved of note in my life I have done with a deadline chasing me down the track.
I have written books – one in 7 days, one in ten days and one in 30 days (although actually it was written in the last 5 days and nights)
My best selling seminar – in my “other job” which is a combination of Mind Mapping, Memory and Study Skills was written the day before I had to pitch the idea to my most senior mentor.
Yup! I think I am going to have to confess that I don’t do the daily incremental progression towards goals. Bless you if you can because it seems to me that its an infinitely calmer, saner and more grown up way to be.
It would appear that my way to approach it is to channel the stroppy, sulky teen and rebel against … well me!! I told you this didn’t make any sense.
So .. decisions for 2017 …. beat myself up for not being the incremental achiever .. or play to my strengths? Specific goals with shorter time periods look like being best for me … what about you? How do you handle the whole set out a goal and go after it thing?