It all started with my writing colleague Joni Rose, who thought it would be interesting if a few of us took a twelve month goal-setting challenge, similar to that set out in The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, and incorporate some of the tools and exercises that Joni herself uses with her clients as a career coach.
Firstly, I had to decide which goals I wanted to achieve this year and agree to log how I managed to meet them, or not. I had to agree to be accountable and report in at least monthly, providing an update in the form of an article as soon as possible after the start of each new month. I should log my progress against my stated goals each month and see how I'd progressed since the last update. Yes, one of those accountability exercises. But fun, with no pressure attached.
The photo is from Geograph and is a mosaic celebrating the achievement of triple jumper Jonathan Edwards. Produced by artists Shannon Ridd and Jonathan Rodney-Jones, working with the people of Ilfracombe, the mosaic depicts Edwards' world record breaking jump, with a footprint within each mosaic circle indicating the points of take-off and landing. Edwards lived in Ilfracombe from 1976 to 1987.