The entire reason why I read 59 Seconds at the start of the year was because I had read about Richard Wiseman’s Study of more than 5,000 participants who were attempting to a achieve a range of ambitions and wanted to know more.I have to say I wasn’t disappointed and have added all of Richards books to my reading list. Richard also has a blog post on this topic. Link here.
Using Wiseman’s Action Plan from 59 Seconds as inspiration, this is how I wrote up my goal for this year:
In 2017 I will read 101 Self Help Books from my personal collection.
- I will not buy or download any more books until I’ve accomplished this goal.
- i will not let this goal interfere with my real job as a homemaker
- i will blog my progress
- i will implement at least one positive action that I’ve learnt from my reading every week.
- I will continue to use my common place journal.
Step 1 :
My first subgoal is to choose 101 books to read this year from my collection in the shed and bring into the house. To be completed by 4th January, 2017.
My second subgoal is to start a WordPress blog to document my progress and help keep me accountable. This is to be completed by 6th January, 2017.
My third subgoal is to break down the books I need to read into a monthly plan to help keep me on track to achieving this goal. This is to be completed by 6th January, 2017.
Read everyday and write about it in my commonplace journal and blog. This is to be completed daily.
- Doing something for myself that I love
- Learning new things
- Being able to apply new knowledge that I have learnt
- Having a creative outlet
- having a record of positive changes
- positive changes to our lives.
- trying something out of my comfort zone.
When I complete this challenge I will treat myself to weekend of luxury in Adelaide and I will also lift the book buying ban and allow myself to buy one new book for each month that I successfully stay on track towards this goal.
So far I love the process that I used to write up my goals and feel as though this may be the first year that I actually succeed.