So the one big thing I set for myself to achieve yesterday was to paint as much as I can and I did achieve that one big goal. In order to achieve that one big goal I had to set three smaller goals for myself to achieve first. The first mini goal I set for myself was to bring my materials. I set this as a goal for myself because I forgot to bring my materials the previous Genius Hour block. I achieved this mini goal because as I was leaving I noticed a big green bag on the couch, then I remembered that I had a Genius Hour block today and I needed to bring my materials. The second mini goal I set for myself to achieve was to find an image for whatever planet I was painting. I achieved this simple goal because all I had to do was get a laptop, then google image a picture for whatever planet I was painting, and put the laptop on a safe place where I can see it and it's far away from the paint. Speaking about paint, that takes us to our last mini goal. The second mini goal was to focus on painting the styrofoam balls. I set this as a mini goal for myself because I usually end up focusing on other things instead of the current task. I achieved this goal because I didn't allow anything around me distract me.
I did it! I FINALLY bought my materials for my project, well, not all of them. I did buy the materials I needed to paint the planets. I bought paint and 3 different sized styrofoam balls.Now once again I set three goals for my self to achieve.
1. Find a picture of a planet to look at while painting
2. Paint as many planets as possible
3. Find a safe place to put the finished ones
I successfully achieved all of my goals because I found a picture of the planet I was currently painting, I managed to paint 21/2 planets and I found a safe spot to put them afterwords.
So this is the 3rd week of Genius Hour, 2nd week of my new project and I still don't have most of my materials. I could say I was too busy on the weekend going to house blessings and watching the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight but that isn't even close to a good excuse. Instead, the reason why I haven't brought or even bought my materials yet is because I've been procrastinating. I keep allowing little things that pop up happen first before I get my materials. So basically what I'm trying to say is that I give other things priority over buying my materials.
But now that's out of the way I'll talk about my goals that I've set and if I achieved them or not. So the three goals I set for my self on Monday were
1. Google "what are the orbital speeds of the planets in our solar system
2. Draw a draft of the base for my model
3. Find out what materials I need for my base
As you can see these are very simple goals and the reason these goals are so simple is because I don't have my materials to move forward from researching. Unfortunately I only achieved 1 goal which was to Google the orbital speeds of the planets in our solar system. The reason that was the only goal I achieved is because I focused too much on a future problem which was " how do I spin the rods/pipes without them hitting each other." What I need to do now is write a note somewhere wether it's in my hand or a sticky not stuck to my hand, I need to write a note saying to buy materials. I also need to focus more on the current task rather than dealing with a future problem. P.S. (I managed to fix the rod/pipe problem)