Last year — I think it was in December — I made a ‘Twelve by Twelve’ list, twelve things I wanted to accomplish by the beginning of 2012. It was, needless to say, entirely too ambitious.
Trying to accomplish twelve extra things in the last month of the year — the same month during which all the holidays in the world take place — is crazy.
Still, I really liked the idea of a short list of things to do to help round out the year. I don’t know about you, but I never know where I’ll be at the end of the year. When I make my new year’s goals they’re relevant in the moment, and usually for at least the next few months, but by the time September rolls around — and most certainly October and November — I often feel as though I’m in an entirely different place in my life. I’m pursuing new things, have accomplished new things, and have a different outlook on where I’d like to find myself when January rolls around again.
My solution? Three by Thirteen. I’m posting three things I’d like to accomplish in the last three months of the year now, and will work on them throughout October, November, and December — can you believe October is only 11 days away?
What I like most about this approach is with only three places on the list it forces me to really prioritize.
My 3 by 13
 Amend the Farm’s Business Plan
 Write For One New Outlet
 Paint the Family Room
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What about you? What would you like to accomplish by ’13?