I found many nuggets of truth as I read Tribes by Seth Godin last week. Here’s one quote I was especially inspired by:
“There doesn’t seem to be a shortage of ideas. Ordinary folks can dream up remarkable stuff fairly easily. What’s missing is the will to make the ideas happen. -Seth Godin, Tribes, page 42
Written, specific goals put feet to your dreams. And for me personally, when I have a list of realistic written goals for each week, I’m much more motivated–and I get a lot more done. Plus, it’s so encouraging to look back on the week and see that chipping away at my goals each day resulted in many completed projects at the end of a week!
Here’s last week’s goal list:
1. Finish reading The Courage of Sarah Noble aloud to the children. (In case you’re attentive and noticed I changed our read aloud goal from last week: I got mixed up on our assigned reading for homeschooling and thought it was Sarah: Plain and Tall when, in looking over the school plan last Monday, I realized it was supposed to be The Courage of Sarah Noble.) 2. Take children on a field trip.
3. Run 12 miles (total). 5. Finish embroidering quilt block for my sister’s baby quilt. 6. Work on Rag Quilt.
Home Management Goals
7. Spend 10 minutes picking up/cleaning our bedroom/bathroom every day
8. Shoot video for 31 Weeks to a Better Grocery Budget series.
9. Finish putting together talk for a speaking engagement next week. (I worked on it, but it’s not finished yet.)
10. Put together a list of speaking topics and speaking page. (In case you’re interested, the finished Speaking Schedule Page is here.)
And here are my goals for this week:
1. Finish reading The Imagination Station: Problems in Plymouth aloud to the children.
3. Work on our current habit training project.
4. Run 12 miles (total).
6. Listen to Poke the Box audiobook.
7. Finish Rag Quilt.
Home Management Goals
8. Spend 10 minutes picking up/cleaning our bedroom/bathroom every day (I’ve really been working with the children on keeping their room/bathroom cleaned and I realized that I’ve not been setting the best example for them!).
9. Shoot video for 31 Weeks to a Better Grocery Budget series.
10. Finish putting together talk + handouts for a speaking engagement this week.
How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? If you feel comfortable doing so, I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives!
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