Sarah and I have done goal-setting episodes since Best of Both Worlds began in 2017. That makes this the fifth one! In this week’s episode we talk about whether we remember our past goals, and the framework we use to set our goals. Then Sarah and I share a handful of goals we intend to focus on.
I’m feeling a bit goaled-out. 2021 has featured a lot of long projects that have required multiple complicated steps. Doing a 10-week time perception study and then writing the manuscript of a book about it! Renovating a historic house! Preparing my current house to list and then putting it on the market and doing showings. I don’t really have the energy for many big projects in 2022.
That said, I’m always looking forward, and so there are a few things I want to focus on for the year. I want to make my new (old) house feel like home. I want to read all the works of Shakespeare in 2022, just as I read War and Peace methodically through 2021. I want to do three things a week to support the launch of Tranquility by Tuesday, though three is a pretty loose goal (for instance, in a pinch I could count blogging or publishing a podcast as building my platform…so it would be pretty hard to fail here).
Sarah would like to attend a professional conference in person. She wants to boost her casual wardrobe and acquire some jewelry. She would like to stay in one planner! And she wants to train for a faster 5K, and possibly a longer race. She is moving too, though her renovation plans are a wee bit less ridiculous.
In any case, we are hoping for a good year! We’d love to hear your goals too. I’ll put in a plug for the BOBW Patreon community here. For our December meet-up (Tuesday the 14th at 8 p.m. eastern) Sarah will be leading a goal-setting workshop. She’ll really help us think through our long-term goals and plans. This will be a lot of fun, so if you’ve been considering joining, please do so in the next week!
In the Q&A section, a listener asks about her ambivalence over her extreme part-time work. It’s working for her family, but should she model being more ambitious? Please give the episode a listen, and as always we welcome ratings and reviews.