Sunday, February 3, 2013

Gooooooooooaals! (20 Days of Gold Making, Day 2)

Greetings, gold fans!  I apologize for my absence, but I'm afraid my class load was hitting me harder than usual.  Still, things have calmed down a bit, so it seems like a good idea to continue with the "20 Days of Gold Making" inspired by Nev.

2. If you set yourself a goal, what was your goal & at what point did you set it?

 I think goals are just as important in gold making as they are in any other area of your life.  The hard part, though, is figuring out exactly where to set those goals.  Set them too low and there's no real sense of accomplishment.  Set them too high and you're likely to get frustrated when it either takes too long or just isn't possible.

That being said, I probably aimed a bit on the high side when I set my initial goal.  When I first started gold making, I decided almost right away that I wanted to be gold capped, to have a million gold.  That being said, I knew it also wasn't going to happen anywhere near overnight.  I knew it could take a year or more.

As it so happens, I set that goal in January of 2012 and reached it at the end of October.  That may not be as fast as some others could do it, but it was in my predicted timeline.  I have to say, though,, that if I were doing it all over again, I'd likely set a series of smaller goals leading up to it.  I could see myself making progress each day, but sometimes it seemed like so little compared to where I wanted to be.

Still, I did it.  I climbed to the mountain.  I made it to the top and then...well, that's a story for another day.  Specifically, it's a story for day 8's question.  So until then, keep striving for those goals, whatever they may be.

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