Yesterday I ate an entire meal using chopsticks. This was not my first time; I have successfully used chopsticks 5-6 times in the past month, but only at home. Yesterday I put my new skill to the test at PF Cheng's.
I don't know why I never learned to use chopsticks. I have tried many times since I was probably ten years old, but I couldn't get the hang of it and my hand would cramp and that would be that. Besides, I'm pretty darn good with a fork. But a month ago, I decided I wanted to learn to use chopsticks.
Thanks for making it this far, this is not a post about chopsticks, it's a post about goals.
I am discovering a real joy from setting and achieving small goals. Not a to-do list of tasks, or a "bucket list" of things to do before I die. Just picking something that I want to do, and then doing it. Micro-goals. Things you can accomplish in a few days or weeks.
Using chopsticks, eating sushi and writing this blog are all things that I decided to start doing in the past 60 days, mostly just to see if I could. I find it to be truly satisfying, no matter the size of the goal.
For some great goal ideas, and suggestions on achieving them check out 43Things