Goal Setting for Amatuers
I have a lot to learn about goal setting from my 10yr old son. He brought me this the other day and said it was a list he and his best friend had made of things to do over the summer. It is VERY ambitious and they are so excited. I'll transcribe it for you with with correct spelling since the copy is a little light.
1. Mess around
2. Video games
4. Jump the driveway (on bikes)
5. Duck and Jump
6. Break a world record
7. Make the world's biggest water balloon
8. Or make Halo armor
9. Blow up a stuffed animal (and you can bet it won't be one of theirs - they both have sisters)
10. Science Projects
11. Be lazy, like always
12. Swim in the pond
13. Go fishing in the pond
14. Have a bonfire party (I'm hoping I will be informed about this one beforehand)
15. Build a raft
16. Camp outside
17. Build downhill cars
18. Connect a scooter to the bike
19. Go to the beach
20. Make a battle cart!!!
21. Go go-cart racing, maybe
22. Make Halo armor into a Superman Suit
24. Put a motor on the Little Stinger (don't know what that is, afraid to ask)
25. Upgrade the lawnmower (hope they let Dad know first)
26. Make up a new language
27. Make a Lego invention
That is about the best list of goals that I have ever seen. Now, I am no stranger to setting goals. In fact, I usually set them so audaciously high that I don't tell anyone and convince myself a few days later that I was being ridiculous.
But starting now, I am going to take advice from my son and shoot for the moon. In fact, this isn't even a complete list ~ they were dissapointed that they hadn't come up with 50 things yet! Do you think they will accomplish even half of these this summer? Probably not. But can you IMAGINE the adventures they will have along the way!?!
Time to revisit my own goals and take stock for the year. It's only February 28, there are a LOT of days left in the year and they are all chock full of possibility!
What is your "List of Things to Do Over the Summer"? What is your favorite item on this list? (Mine is #1, Mess Around. I love that they had to actually write it down, and on #1 too! Talk about priorities :)