Yesterday, we mentioned that jig saw puzzles are like self-help books because many self-help books teach about setting goals, writing down these goals, and finding ways to work toward these goals. In yesterday’s post, we mentioned some specific intermediate goals that you sometimes set when you assemble jig saw puzzles, and we talked about how you could accomplish some of these goals until you ultimately meet your final goal of completing the jig saw puzzle. But there are two other things in goal setting that we would like to mention today: writing down your goals and setting a timetable for your goals.
Now, you probably don’t really write down your goals as you assemble jig saw puzzles (although if you want to, you could), but you could mention your goals to a friend or family member as you work together on assembling jig saw puzzles. This way, you can rejoice together as you accomplish the specific goals that you set while putting the jig saw puzzles together.
When you set goals, usually you choose a specific time when you would like to have the goal met. For jig saw puzzles, maybe you would like to get a particular part of the puzzle done by a certain time. You can work together with friends and family members to try to accomplish that portion of the puzzle by a specific time. To meet the goal in time, maybe you’ll need to ask more family members or friends to join in the fun.
So you can see that assembling jig saw puzzles really does help to produce your skills of setting and accomplishing specific goals. These concepts are just a couple of ways jig saw puzzles can develop beneficial characteristics that help improve yourself not just in assembling jig saw puzzles, but in many other areas of your life too.