At the backend of 2013 it was agreed between GreatGothNinja and I that we would have another competition to be productive and not fall in the pit of lethargy that seems to haunt us. The 5 month dash had been successful and to insure this new found momentum continued it was decided that we would have “Challenge 2014″ not the most imaginative name, it is also known as “Challenge Pursuits 2014″. This was GreatGothNinja idea for a name based on the fact we had 6 Categories for our tasks and we could make a segment of a circle for completing of a number of tasks in the a category a bit like the board game Trivial Pursuits.
The six categories are:
- Health & Fitness
- 100 Days
These covered all the areas we wanted to make improvements in certain areas of our lives.
Esoteric – This covered Masonic life and reading of alternative ideas and generally expanding ones metaphysical understanding of life and universe.
Health & Fitness – The title gives it away really, with one category to improve the mind, this was to improve the body and ensure it was fit for purpose.
Creative – To be active on our blogs and work to the goal of becoming published writers.
100 Days – The annual challenge of being creative for 100 days.
Finance – Sorting out ones money situation is always difficult to do if you have “head in the Sand” Policy therefore this was meant to help you sort out your needs.
Home/House – One should always maintain a clean living environment.
At the start of 2014, we decided to use Trello as the best place to store this information as it allows you to have a list of tasks that can be easily categorised and managed. The software was also free, the only flaw came at the end of the year when I tried to export the data to excel, this is only available If you pay for the user account.
As the year has progressed life takes of over so concentration on the challenge is a bit of a rollercoaster ride with the initial “Come on, let’s do this ” at the start with the inevitable plateau of the enthusiasm appearing in the middle of the year. When you arrive in November and go “Yee gods it is almost the end of the year, what about the challenge ” there is the mad panic to ensure all segments are of equal size/proportion. So since November I have been having a mad push. In the 12 Months / 52 weeks or 365 days I have managed to complete XX out of 51 tasks with 4 in the doing section and 6 Todo section.
What do the Graphs look like:
graphs to follow January 1st