I almost entitled this post “Failure” but that’s not very positive . . like “not meeting goals” is positive! 🙂
The other day in a comment someone suggested doing something quick because she said she would feel like a failure if she didn’t meet her goals. I probably felt that way at one time too but not any more. I would be more frustrated if I chose a chart for Cross Stitching Camp that I was able to finish easily within the month. I would have felt like I hadn’t challenged myself.
I do love a challenge and that’s why I always loved doing test knits. There was a deadline and it was usually one of those “No way can I meet this deadline but I’ll give it my best shot!” I did always meet the deadlines for the test knits, mainly because I felt someone else was counting on me and I didn’t want to let them down.
I would be terribly upset if I told someone I’d do something for them, or I’d be there for them, and didn’t do what I said but a stitching goal . . nope, that doesn’t bother me. I will, of course, try to meet the goal. For something like this, I’d much rather push myself to do something that’s almost impossible, and almost make it, than to do something quick and easy and be done three weeks into the month.