Goal Setting for Modern Homesteading: Getting it all Done

| 2/22/2011 12:43:07 PM

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A photo of Victoria GazeleyI spent the last week looking over my goals and accomplishments from 2010. What worked, what didn’t, what I’d never, ever try again (growing vegetables we don’t even eat – ahem)…

My iMac screen is covered with mindmaps, to-do lists, videos and audio links from Sandi Krakowski, PJ McClure and Chalene Johnson. I’ve been listening to non-stop mindset audios and reviewing goal-setting systems. I’ve determined what tools are going to work best for me this year. And now I’m getting down to business.

It’s time to set our homesteading, self-sufficiency, and “resilience” goals for 2011.

The journey to self-sufficiency, or “resiliency,” can be really overwhelming. Financial pressures, family responsibilities, employment – when exactly are you supposed to find the time to become a modern homesteader? Or even prepare for a simple power outage?

That’s why it took me more than ten years to go from the idea of living on a rural property to actually setting onto one. It just seemed like too much work.

Nebraska Dave
2/24/2011 9:25:19 AM

Victoria, being prepared for unexpected events is more of a concern today than ever before. Power outages are more prevelent as our grid ages and even job loss can put a strain on the food bill if not prepared for it. I am in the process of garden expansion and building a food storage area in my basement. I have a 1200 gallon automatic watering system for my garden but it could be a source of usable water if some thing should happen to limit the supply of water. Fish will introduced to the supply tank this year which could provide a fresh source of protein if needed. I'm even in the thought process of adding a basement food growing area next to the storage area for winter salads. Lots of ideas but no goals as of yet. Goals and time schedules just don't seem to work out for me. Have a great prepared day.

Erin @ what the fork
2/22/2011 7:26:42 PM

I like this list. It is simple and doesn't need to take forever to do. I think sitting down with the family and filling this out will be our weekend dinner table conversation.

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