I'll share my strategies and anticipated struggles in future posts. But if you're intrigued enough by the project that you'd like to consider joining me for some or all of it, or you if you're a data geek like me and want to see how this actually works with the numbers, you can check out (and download) my plan HERE.
With that Google Sheet, you can adjust a few cells and see how this could work for you.
Edit A3 to account for your starting date. I'm 'officially' starting on August 1 (the work put in so far is mainly to test some of my systems and processes...as well as to give myself a bit of a head start).
Edit column E as you memorize verses and it will update your overall progress in K through M.
Edit G1 with the pace at which you can (or hope to) memorize verses. I've based my projections on memorizing one new verse every 1.25 days (or 4 new verses every 5 days). That pace looks good in its raw data form and feels fine so far, but we'll see how sustainable it is. If you change your "rate" it will automatically update your projected finish date (which is based on the number of verses, how quickly/slowly you plan to memorize them, and my arbitrary Review periods throughout).
Those are the numbers and dates behind my plan. For my brain, making it quantifiable helps it seem doable. It gives me concrete daily/weekly goals to accomplish.
(I'll post about Product Goals and Process Goals from my triathlon training in the future).
Or perhaps all this data just gives me the illusion (delusion) of control. But, as Bill Gates is quoted as saying, "Most people overestimate what they can accomplish in one year and underestimate what they can accomplish in ten years." We'll see.
If you want to see my progress, you can always check it out here.