Every year I put together a list of things I would like to accomplish during the year. It’s a total of 52 things in 52 weeks, hence the list is called 52 in 52. These items can range from the super fun things (girls weekend) to the mundane (go to the dentist). The only rule I have is that the goal needs to have a measurable success point, so vague goals don’t count e.g. Be happier.
As someone who is driven by goals and aspirations, I find it’s great fun to make this list at the start of the year. And in the years where I have completed a lot of the tasks, I finish the year with a sense of achievement. In the years where I don’t, there’s nothing like failure to make myself more determined for the following year. [...]