Less planning, more doing (and more pinning)

I’m trying something different this year. It’s twofold.

First fold: I make more plans than I carry out. And I enjoy the planning process so much more than the carrying out process. It reminds me of a quote I heard recently from a football coach, “Everyone loves starting, and everyone loves finishing. No one loves to do the work in between.” Um, preach. There are specific goals I’ve set for 2014, and I’m sure more will be set as the year progresses. But mostly, I am aiming to do less planning and more doing. I want to spend this year doing the work in between January 1st and December 31st.

Second fold: I am visually motivated and inspired. So I’m employing Pinterest to help me out with this project. Plus, nothing says motivation like sharing your progress with friends and strangers on the internet.

I’ve set up two boards on Pinterest to help keep the focus on what is happening, not what I’m planning. The first is DONE in 2014, a board that will contain all of the 2014 goals that actually get accomplished. You can follow that board here.

The second one is simply titled 2014. This one is setting me up for a small amount of failure already because it’s highly unlikely that I’ll remember to pin something to the board every day, but that’s the idea. I’d like to take something from every day – something I did, something meaningful, something inspirational – and pin it to the 2014 board. It’s my time capsule board, reminding me of all the good things 2014 had to offer. You can follow that board here.

Do you have a 2014 board of one sort or another? I’d love to see it! Feel free to link to it in the comments.

For keeping on-track with every day goals (like digging into my Bible and doing something that counts as a workout) I’ve been using the Balanced app. I’ve used it for a few months now and didn’t think I’d like it much at first, but now I absolutely love it. It’s really well-designed, easy to use, and not annoying like some other goal setting apps can be. I’m officially a fan.

Ok people, your turn. What are you all cooking up for 2014? Do you have big goals? And how are you keeping track of them?

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