Most people seem to make new year’s resolutions or goals lists for their lives. I used to make resolutions…until I met my husband. Before Matt I thought a few improvements set down in list form were a worthy way to start a year. But then in the first year of our marriage Matt showed me how he sets down his goals. Wow.
I had never seen anything like it! This man has an Excel spreadsheet with 1-, 5-, 10- and 20-year plans. He puts regular resolutions to shame! As the year draws to an end we sit down together over several sessions and outline our desires for the coming year in the areas of health, relationships, professional, education, finances and hobbies. Then we do a deep dive on how to tactically make each of the goals happen through the year. It’s quite a process, as you can imagine. But the nice thing is that once you’ve made that kind of commitment to creating the goal, it’s much harder to give up on it.
I thought I would share with you here the short version of my hobby goal list. Do you create a goal list for your scrapping or other crafts/hobbies? I would love to hear about them in the comments of this post. Does setting your goals down on paper (or pixels) push you to achieve more in your hobby?
- Use more supplies than I buy.
- Finish all partially done layouts.
- Enter more challenges and contests to push myself.
- Try new techniques and styles.
- Scan our heritage photos.
- Use my Silhouette on more projects.
- Make more cards